A heartsick gunman wounded five people leaving a basketball game at Bishop Loughlin HS on Greene Avenue on Jan. 14 during what police are calling a long simmering feud over a girl.
The victims, four teenage boys and a teenage girl between 17 and 19-years-old, told police that they had just left the game and were nearing Vanderbilt Avenue at 9:58 pm when the gunman opened fire.
Three of the victims suffered gunshot wounds to their feet, police said. One 19-year-old was hit in the thigh and buttocks while another 19-year-old suffered a graze wound to the arm.
None of the injuries appeared life threatening.
A police source said that investigators are close to identifying the gunman. It’s believed that the gunman knew that his victims would be at the game and came to Fort Greene to confront them about his paramour.
It was unclear, however, if the female victim involved in the shooting was the woman who inadvertently sparked the bloodshed.
A thief made off with a woman’s $1,000 iPad following a mugging at the Clinton-Washington train station.
The woman was tinkering with her computer tablet on the C platform at 11:10 am when the thief sat next to her.
A few moments later, the thug snagged the computer from the woman’s hands and ran out of the station.
A quick-moving thief swiped an iPhone from a 30-year-old woman on Grand Avenue during a Jan. 16 confrontation.
The woman was between Greene and Gates avenues at 3:15 pm when the thief crept up behind her, grabbed the $500 phone and ran off with it.
A sinister sextet attacked and robbed two teenage girls at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and St. Felix Street on Jan. 13, but two of the thieves didn’t get away with the crime.
The girl on girl action began as the two victims neared the corner at 4:15 pm and the six female fiends attacked, leaving their victims with bruises and scratches.
Cops apprehended two girls, ages 13 and 15, for the crime a short time later.
A crook broke into the A&J Food Market on Lafayette Avenue on Jan. 12, taking $3,500.
Workers at the store between Fort Greene and S. Elliott places said the thief forced open the front gate and broke the lock to the front door in order to get inside.
A thief with wet fingertips snagged a Coach purse from a Fulton Street nail salon on Jan. 12.
A worker for the salon between Washington Avenue and St. James Place said she left her bag at her work area at 1 pm. When she went to retrieve it at 7:30 pm, it was gone.
Thieves found cars to be easy prey in Fort Greene last week. Here’s the rundown:
• A thief forced open a car on Willoughby Avenue between Emerson Place and Hall Street on Jan. 10, taking a Coach bag he found inside.
• What a beaut of a crime! A crook broke into a car on Atlantic Avenue between S. Portland Avenue and Fort Greene Place on Jan. 13, taking more than $6,000 in skin care and beauty products.
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