Detectives in Brooklyn are looking for the perpetrator who pulled the trigger on an alleged gang member outside a public housing complex early Monday morning.
Officers from the 73rd Precinct and NYPD PSA 2 found the mortally wounded 31-year-old man outside the Langston Hughes Houses at 337 Sutter Ave. in Brownsville at about 2:54 a.m. on June 7.
According to law enforcement sources, the officers made the discovery while responding to a ShotSpotter activation; ShotSpotter is the NYPD’s citywide sensor system which is trained to pick up sounds of possible gunfire and allow police to quickly respond to a possible shooting.
The 31-year-old man had been shot multiple times in the left shoulder and chest, police said. Sources familiar with the investigation said the victim was known to the department as a reputed member of the Bloods street gang, and had been out on parole following an attempted murder conviction.
EMS units rushed the victim to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police have withheld the man’s identity, pending family notification.
At this point in the ongoing investigation, detectives have not determined a possible motive for the shooting. NYPD members are currently canvassing the area for possible witnesses and security camera footage that may help them identify a suspect.
Anyone with information regarding the homicide can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.