Detectives are on the hunt for two gunmen who allegedly shot a man during a party at an alleged “after-hours club” in Park Slope on Sunday afternoon.
According to police, the shooting happened at 4:27 pm on Nov. 1 inside the basement of 688 Union St. at the corner Fifth Avenue.
Officers from the 78th Precinct arrived to find an unconscious 30-year-old man shot in the stomach and chest. The victim was rushed to Methodist Hospital, and law enforcement sources said Sunday that his injuries were not life-threatening.
Witnesses said that two heavy-set men in black masks shot the suspect during what may have been an attempted robbery, before fleeing in an unknown location. Authorities say one of the men was in all black, while the other was wearing a red sweatshirt.
On Sunday night, police were checking nearby hospitals for one of the assailants, who they believed may have also been shot.
The alleged after-hours club housed a table holding of bottles of alcohol and mixers that was adorned with Halloween decorations.
Local residents were shocked to hear that an underground club may have been operating in their neighborhood — and even more surprised to hear of the shooting.
“I’ve lived here for 17 years, and I didn’t know anything was going on here,” said Jessica Epstein, who lives across the street. It’s always very quiet.”
A few weeks ago, a bystander had been killed when men in two cars exchanged shots at each other on Sixth Avenue, several blocks away from the underground club.
“I live right there across the street, and came from Manhattan so I wasn’t here,” said Epstein about the last shooting. “I’ve lived here for 17 years, and I didn’t know anything was going on here. It’s always very quiet.”
One man who would not be identified said they attendees of the Nov. 1 gathering were having a “weed party” in the basement, but police would not confirm that account.
The latest shooting assault happened a day after overnight shootings across the city left two men dead in the Bronx and Queens, and three others wounded in a separate shooting at a Harlem supermarket.
This story first appeared on AMNY.com.