Gunman shoots 3, kills one, in Bushwick playground

Gunman shoots 3, kills one, in Bushwick playground
Do not enter: Police scope out the scene after a pair of brutes shot and killed a 21-year-old, and injured two other guys on Thursday.
Photo by Mark Mellone

A gunman brute shot three men inside a Bushwick playground July 26, killing one of them, police said.

The victims were hanging out in the green space near Knickerbocker Avenue and Madison Street when the attacker opened fire at about 6:30 pm, fatally hitting a 21-year-old in the back, authorities said. The gunman’s bullets also struck one 20-year-old in the back and elbow, and grazed another in the arm, investigators said.

Paramedics rushed the 21-year-old — whose name was not immediately released pending family notification — to Wyckoff Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. The wounded victims were taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, officers said.

Investigators found three shell casings at the scene, according to a spokesman for New York’s Finest, who said two men in their early 20s were spotted fleeing the scene down Woodbine Street. At press time, police had not made any arrests, and said the investigation was continuing.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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