Four people wounded in bloody Brooklyn shooting

Cops inspect shell casings at the crime scene.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A gunman wounded four people in a bloody Sunset Park shooting on Thursday night, according to authorities. 

Police rushed to the scene near 62nd Street and Third Avenue shortly after 8 pm, when they discovered four victims — a 42-year-old man who was shot in the arm, a 37-year-old man who was hit in the leg, a 24-year-old man with a bullet wound in the abdomen, and a 24-year-old woman who suffered a gunshot to the leg.

Authorities do not know what led to the shooting, according to a Police Department spokesperson. 

First responders took the three male victims to NYU Langone, and the woman to Maimonides Hospital. All victims are expected to survive, according to authorities. 

The shootings — which took place just two days into the New Year — contrast a historic drop in violent crime last year, according to District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. 

“Thanks to the NYPD and to my hard-working prosecutors, violent crime keeps going down in Brooklyn,” said the borough’s top cop. 

Throughout 2019, shootings declined by 6.8-percent across the borough — from 311 to 290 — compared to an almost three-percent increase in all five boroughs. 

Not counting crimes that were reclassified as murders in 2019 — which include incidents that occurred in previous years, but were deemed as homicides in 2019 — the borough saw 90 killings last year, the lowest number in Brooklyn’s history. 

No arrests have been made in connection with Thursday’s shooting, and the investigation remains ongoing, according to authorities.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

The shooting took place on 62nd Street near the corner of Third Avenue.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

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