Man in Brooklyn shot in groin at street corner; suspects at large, police say

Police outside Brooklyn deli near where man was shot
A 44 year old man was shot once in the groin at Barbey Street and New Lots Avenue in East New York on Wednesday night.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Detectives in Brooklyn are hunting for the suspects who shot a man in the groin at a street corner on Wednesday night.

Law enforcement sources said the shooting happened at about 8:57 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the corner of Barbey Street and New Lots Avenue in East New York.

Officers from the 75th Precinct initially responded to the location after getting a ShotSpotter activation further down the block at New Lots Avenue and Schneck Street. ShotSpotter is the NYPD’s network of sensors designed to pick up sounds of possible gunfire, and initiate a rapid police response.

During their investigation, police found the victim near a deli at 608 New Lots Ave. The 44-year-old man had suffered a gunshot wound to his groin.

The motive for the shooting remains unknown, and police have not yet ascertained whether the man was the intended target, police sources said Thursday morning.

EMS rushed the victim to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, authorities said.

Brooklyn police officer near shooting scene
Officers from the 75th Precinct investigate a shooting of a 44 year old man on Barbey Street and New Lots Avenue on Oct. 25, 2023.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The 75th Precinct reported a 36.8% decrease in shootings so far in 2023, with 43 incidents reported through Oct. 22, down from the 68 tallied at the same point last year, according to the most recent CompStat report. Shooting victims are also down significantly, from 79 last year to 49 this year.

Police, meanwhile, are searching for four suspects connected to Wednesday’s shooting, described only as men with dark complexions who had fled on foot in an unknown direction.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing probe, police reported.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.