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Two teens arrested in Bushwick playground shooting - Brooklyn Paper

Two teens arrested in Bushwick playground shooting

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

Police arrested two teens on Monday for shooting three men, killing one of them, inside a Bushwick playground the week before.

The trio of victims were hanging out in the green space near Knickerbocker Avenue and Madison Street on Thursday, when one of the 18-year-old suspects opened fire at about 6:30 pm, fatally hitting 21-year-old Hamler Cabrera-De Jesus in the back.

The bullets also struck one 20-year-old in the back and elbow, and grazed another’s arm, according to authorities.

Paramedics rushed Cabrera-De Jesus to Wyckoff Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, and took the two 20-year-olds 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 the two suspects were spotted fleeing the scene down Woodbine Street.

But police caught the two suspects on Monday — they slapped the 18-year-old who had opened fire on the victims with murder, and charged his 19-year-old accomplice with criminal possession of a weapon.

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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