Four people were shot and injured during two separate shootings on the streets of Brooklyn Monday, but police sources said all of the victims are expected to recover.
The first shooting took place at 11:50 a.m. on Dec. 2 on East 52nd Street near Clarendon Road in Flatbush, where witnesses claimed an unidentified female shot a 39-year-old man in the abdomen.
Police said that 67th Precinct officers found the wounded man slipping into and out of consciousness. Paramedics rushed him to Kings County Hospital in serious condition. The victim has not been identified.
Law enforcement sources said that no arrests have been made in this case.
The second shooting occurred at about 3:50 p.m. Monday at the corner of Howard Avenue and Dean Street in Brownsville.
Officers said two groups of individuals traded gunfire; three were struck in the hail of bullets.
At least 10 spent shells littered the ground on Dean Street and in front entrance of Saratoga Park. A car window was also shattered by at least one bullet.
Police said two 20-year-old men were rushed to Kings County Hospital and an 18-year-old man was taken by EMS to Brooklyn University Medical Center. Sources said their wounds were not life threatening.
Detectives believe this shooting was gang-related. No arrests have been made at this time, but investigators are looking at security video taken from a local deli.
Police closed Howard Avenue and Dean Street, compounding traffic delays experienced by drivers in the snowy weather.
While most residents were mum about this latest shooting on Howard Avenue, one man commented, “I’m surprised, most people get along around here.”
However, one deli worker said a shooting occurred in November at the same corner, which he claimed injured a 20-year-old man: “I don’t know what’s going on here, but I think there are two groups arguing.”
Anyone with information in regard to either incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.