Two gunmen opened fire at a Bedford-Stuyvesant house party on Sunday, killing a 20-year-old woman, and injuring at least six others.
The terror began when two men walked into an apparent sweet sixteen celebration inside a second floor apartment on Albany Avenue near Fulton Street at around 11:17 pm and opened fire, sources said.
Officers from the 79th Precinct rushed to the scene and discovered six injured people: an 18-year-old woman shot in the leg; a 19-year-old man shot in the torso; an 18-year-old man shot in the leg; a 14-year-old girl hit in the buttocks; a 16-year-old boy shot in the torso; and a 15-year-old boy shot in the leg.
All the victims were transported to area hospitals in stable condition except for the 16-year-old boy, who was in critical condition at Kings County Hospital as of Monday morning.
The gunmen also shot a seventh victim, a 20-year-old woman, in the buttocks. The victim was taken to Woodhull Medical Center, where she died from her injuries, officials said.
Police have not yet given a description of the assailants, but said information was forthcoming. Investigators are looking into a possible link to a gang rivalry, police added.
One neighbor described the terrifying scene.
“There were teen girls crying and screaming. Everything happened so quickly. People were covered in blood,” said Roger Bennett, who lives in the building where the shooting occurred.
The tragedy came only hours after three other people were shot in Brooklyn in separate incidents. At 5:30 pm, gunmen in a white sedan shot a 30-year-old man in the leg on Greene Avenue between Malcolm X Boulevard and Patchen Avenue in Bushwick. The victim was taken to Woodhull Medical Center where he is expected to survive.
Four hours later, another assailant shot a 17-year-old boy in the leg on Liberty Avenue by Crystal Street in Brownsville. Police say the victim has been “uncooperative” with investigators. The teenager was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.
At 9:45 pm, a 17-year-old was shot in the neck on Livonia Avenue by Gatson Boulevard in Brownsville. Officers from the 73rd Precinct rushed to the scene and took two men in their 20s into custody in connection with the shooting. The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.
This article first appeared on AMNY.com.