Clinton Hill shooting this morning claims life, snarls commute

A shooting during the morning rush on Lafayette Avenue in Clinton Hill took one life and inconvenienced commuters on Tuesday.
Photo by Tom Callan

A gunman shot a 33-year-old at the corner of Classon and Lafayette avenues on Oct. 12, leaving his victim bleeding to death at the busy Clinton Hill intersection and paralyzing Tuesday’s morning commute.

The victim was nearing the corner at 8:30 am when the assassin opened fire, hitting him in the chest and leg.

The victim, identified as Classon Avenue resident Terrell Canty, was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Traffic along Lafayette Avenue was blocked for more than an hour as the shooting was investigated, police said.

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