Two dead in Coney, one dead in Brownsville following multiple shootings Tuesday night

A gunman slayed two men in a Coney Island shooting on Aug. 20, police said.
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Cops are searching for the gunman who fatally shot two people in Coney Island Tuesday night.

The shooter opened fire on W. 19th Street between Neptune and Mermaid avenues at just after 10 p.m. on Aug. 20, shooting a 27-year-old man in the abdomen and a 38-year-old man in the head, according to authorities.

Emergency responders transported the two victims to Coney Island Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The gunman fled the scene, and police have not made any arrests, officials claim.

Cops are investigating another Tuesday night shooting that left a man dead in Brownsville.

A gunman shot 28-year-old Arsenio Gravesande in the hip on the corner of Union Street and Sutter Avenue around 9:20 p.m.

EMS transported Gravesande to Brookdale Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police said investigations into both shootings remain ongoing.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Reach reporter Rose Adams at radams@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–8306. Follow her on Twitter @rose_n_adams

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