21-year-old fatally shot in Crown Heights, investigation ongoing: NYPD

scene of crown heights shooting
A 21-year-old was shot and killed in Crown Heights on Monday night.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A 21-year-old man was shot and killed in Crown Heights on Monday night. 

According to police, the victim was shot “multiple times” outside 991 Carroll St. just before 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. Paramedics rushed the victim — whose identity is being withheld pending family notification — to NYC Health+Hospitals/Kings County, where he was pronounced dead. 

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The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after the shooting. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
“When the cops rolled him over, he was lifeless,” said resident Curtis King, who has lived in the neighborhood for 22 years. “I’ve seen this happen far too often in this neighborhood.”

The identity of the gunman is unknown as of Sept. 19, according to the NYPD, and an investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made. 

“This usually happens along Eastern Parkway or closer to the Ebbets Fields [Apartments],” said Patrick Sullivan, a Crown Heights resident of 34 years. “It is so dark in that corner that who knows how long he was there for. I feel for his family.”

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The incident is still under investigation, police said. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Per police statistics, there have been three murders and ten shooting incidents in the 71st Precinct, where Monday’s shooting took place, so far this year — a reduction of 40% and 33.3%, respectively. Last month, a 17-year-old was critically wounded in a shooting at the Major R. Owens Health and Community Wellness Center within the precinct — just a few months after two teens were shot outside a nearby deli.