Update: Two arrested in Red Hook shooting

Gunmen wound five in Red Hook, including pregnant woman
Photo by Georgine Benvenuto

Two teens are in custody in connection to an Aug. 3 drive-by shooting in Red Hook that injured five and caused a pregnant woman to lose her baby, according to police.

Cops accuse the one man of being the wheelman and the other of pulling the trigger on a crowd of people on the corner of Dwight and Delevan streets from a sports utility vehicle on Monday night.

The two suspects allegedly drove up to a group on Dwight Street at Delevan Street at 10:52 pm, and one of the men got out of the car and sprayed the crowd with gunfire, according to police. The hail of bullets caught five people, including one woman shot twice in the neck and a pregnant woman shot twice in the chest and twice in the buttocks, killing her unborn baby, according to a police source.

One suspect turned himself in at the 76th Precinct, which encompasses Red Hook, on Wednesday after police released his name, and cops caught up with the other alleged shooter later in the day.

The two alleged shooters face five counts each of attempted murder and a host of lesser charges.

Both of the teens are from Gowanus, lending credence to speculation by cops and people on the street that the Monday drive-by was the latest in a feud between gang members operating in the two neighborhoods.

There have been several violent incidents between people based in the two neighborhoods in recent months, but a police source was hesitant lump the drive-by in with that beef before the dust settles.

“If someone is shot in Red Hook, the first thing they say is ‘Oh, they must be from Gowanus,’ ” said a police source familiar with the investigation.

Police and local pols are hoping witnesses will come forward and tell them what happened.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz