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Four injured in Gowanus shooting: NYPD • Brooklyn Paper

Four injured in Gowanus shooting: NYPD

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Officers from the 78 Precinct probe a quadruple shooting at Warren Street.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Four people were injured after a gunman fired off a hail of bullets on a Gowanus street on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Cops rushed to the scene on Warren Street near Third Avenue at around 4:06 pm, where witnesses reported hearing between five and seven shots ring out, authorities said. 

Three of the victims sustained wounds to their arms and legs, while the fourth was hit in the abdomen. Paramedics took the four injured men — ages 21, 23, 25, and 38 — for treatment at nearby hospitals, where they are all expected to survive, authorities said. 

A witness at the scene said that one of the victims was an employee at the building complex, who wound up being shot in the stomach.

“I heard the shots, I ran outside to see if anyone was hit. The one victim I know personally,” said the woman, identified only as Ms. Brown. “He was on the way to go home when shots rang out. We gotta all hit the deck.”

No arrests have been made in the case, and the investigation remains ongoing, according to police. 

The incident comes during a particularly deadly year of gun violence in Brooklyn, where police have recorded 495 shooting victims throughout the borough as of Dec. 6, compared with just  250 over the same timeframe in 2019 — marking a nearly 100 percent increase, according to police statistics.

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.

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