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Gunman kills 28-year-old in Red Hook • Brooklyn Paper

Gunman fatally shoots 28-year-old in Red Hook

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Officers from the 76th Precinct probe a fatal shooting at 490 Columbia St. in Brooklyn on Feb. 12.
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Cops are searching for the gunman who fatally shot a 28-year-old man at a Red Hook public housing complex on Friday morning.

Officers from the 76th Precinct responded to the 911 call at around 3:12 am at the Red Hook Houses building near 495 Columbia St, where they found the bloodied victim with a gunshot wound in his torso. 

Paramedics rushed the man to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead a short time later. Police have withheld his identity, pending proper notification to his family.

Sources familiar with the investigation said that two firearms were recovered from the crime scene. The motive for the deadly shooting remains unknown at this time, sources said.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, an NYPD spokesman said.

It was the second deadly shooting at the Red Hook Houses in two months. Back on Dec. 14, 2021, Conrad Waterton was shot dead in front of an apartment building at 493 Columbia St., just steps away from Friday morning’s slaying.

Borough-wide, the NYPD had recorded 34 victims of gun violence between Jan.1 and Feb. 7, when the most recent data is available — marking an increase from the 28 victims during the same timeframe in 2020.

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.

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