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Teen arrested for shooting three in Fulton Mall frenzy

Crime scene: Cops swarmed Fulton Mall on Friday after an arguement escalated into a shooting in which a gunman fired bullets into two pedestrians and another guy involved in the fracas.
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Cops on Tuesday cuffed a teen they suspect opened fire on Fulton Mall last week, shooting two pedestrians and his intended target amid a Friday the 13th fracas on the commercial strip in broad daylight.

The shooting followed a dispute between two women outside the Foot Locker near Gallatin Place, which quickly escalated around 1:50 pm when a bunch of men got involved and started throwing punches, witnesses said.

The 19-year-old suspect then stepped away from the brawl, pulled out a pistol, and fired several shots, according to a passerby.

“A couple of haymakers were thrown, then the guy distances himself, takes out his gun and starts shooting,” said Fahid Assad, who was about six feet from the shooter when he started firing.

The teen hit the man he pulled the gun on in the hand, in addition to shooting two bystanders, including a guy who took a bullet in his leg and a woman hit twice in the arm, according to police, who said none of the injuries appeared life-threatening.

Another observer said he was inside his car when he noticed the suspect fingering the firearm before the women’s argument even began, suggesting the shooting
may have been premeditated.

“He literally stood next to my car, fiddled with his gun, and made sure it was in his shorts,” said the witness, who asked that his name be withheld for fear of retribution. “This was before the fight. They weren’t even arguing yet.”

Police charged the shooter with three counts of assault, and the two male victims received treatment at Methodist Hospital following the incident, while doctors at Brooklyn Hospital treated the female victim, according to authorities.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 11:19 pm, July 18, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Simply Outraged from Brooklyn Heights says:
It was a miracle that no one was killed in this shooting which, in my opinion, can be tied to the Mayor's decision to halt the "stop and frisk" program, an initiative that met constitutional standards and helped make New York City one of the safest cities in the country.

Rather than take action to prevent these tragedies, our local politicians would rather rant and rave about Federal gun control policies, matters beyond their control. Equally appalling is their decision to decriminalize offenses such as public urination and fare beating which creates disorder and unsanitary conditions on our streets and subways. This will result in circumstances similar to those found in San Francisco where an online map based on 311 data informs local residents where the highest concentrations of human feces can be found on their streets. (If you doubt what I am writing, Google it.) New Yorkers need to wake up and smell the coffee. Our local politicians are destroying the delicate social fabric that holds our city together. They need to be booted out of office.
July 13, 6:20 pm
Stop and frisk was not constitutional from Brooklyn says:
People of color were targeted far more than any other group. Being black is not probably cause. #sorry
July 13, 9:51 pm
Legal Opinion from Downtown Brooklyn says:
The Supreme Court has ruled that a police officer can stop and frisk individuals where there is a reasonable basis for suspicion. This is the law of the land. The Federal Judge who ruled in the case involving stop and frisk did not order New York City to stop the practice. She ruled that the City carried out the practice in a manner that was unconstitutional and ordered remedies to ensure, in her judgement, that they were carried out in a constitutional way. Many observers believe that the city would have won on appeal, but the mayor chose not do so. Sadly, the persons who are the victims of this change in policy are persons of color who reside in low income communities, not those who live in downtown Brooklyn where this shooting took place.
July 13, 11:34 pm
Mustafa Khant from Atlantic Ave says:
How could this happen - hand guns are not legal.
July 15, 11:03 am
Jen Trification from The Hood says:
FACT: Democrats commit most of the violent crime
#walkaway
July 15, 11:39 am
Truth says:
@stop stop and frisk -
what kind of people do you think are carrying the guns and shooting each other at the Fulton Mall? They were targeted for their own protection, and because they have all the guns.
Should they have targeted old Asian women? No. They don't have weapons on them. They went after what was most effective.
July 16, 4:29 am
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
Help wanted: editor for Brooklyn Paper. Someone who knows that you can't be arrested for "ALLEGEDLY" shooting someone. He was arrested for shooting someone, and it is alleged that he shot them.
July 18, 8:35 pm
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
You ever get the impression that You ever get the impression that 50% of the comments in stories like this are made by one guy or something...
July 19, 5:58 am
Mustache Pete from Windsor Terrace says:
Jim from Cobble Hill: Agree totally.

I think the infamous Tal(bot) Barzillai from Pleasantville NY is a figment of the editor's bourbon-fueled imagination.

If my commemt disappears, I will know it for sure.
July 19, 9:05 am
Not Jim from Cobble Hill says:
Totally. The comments section here is total BS. Methinks Vision Zero is also Henry Ford.
July 19, 11:24 am
Vision Zero from Zero Vision says:
Lol!
July 19, 11:46 am
Long time first time from Brooklyn says:
Vision Zero is Henry Ford and Tyler from pps
July 19, 2:20 pm
Mustache Pete from Windsor Terrace says:
Hey...made you look! - Editor
July 20, 12:25 pm
nda says:
It's sht like this that makes me think, f it, bring on the gentrification. It isn't like those mix tapes for sale are what they use to be and Cookies' textiles are probably flammable. Gage and Tollner! Idk
July 21, 11:15 pm
William says:
Though I wonder if the cost of a turn of the century seafood feast might equal the cost of a present day polyester school uniform?
July 21, 11:24 pm
Lollipop says:
ruffled socks
July 21, 11:25 pm

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