While J’ouvert celebrations in Brooklyn were largely peaceful overnight, police across the borough dealt with a series of unrelated, separate shootings between Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning that left one dead and three others wounded.
The first reported shooting happened in Sunset Park at about 3:51 p.m. on Sept. 4, when an unidentified man was shot in the torso in front of 141 20th Street in what cops on the scene from the 72nd Precinct say may have been a robbery.
Three young men were seen fleeing northbound on Third Avenue after the shooting.
The victim was driven to Methodist Hospital where he is in stable condition.
At 12:11 a.m. Monday morning, Sept. 5, three people were shot, one fatally in front of 2231 Batchelder St. in the Sheepshead-Nostrand Houses in Sheepshead Bay.
Police say a 30-year man was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at NYU Langone Hospital. A 28-year-old man was also shot in the chest and was listed in stable condition.
A 30-year old man was also shot in the right leg and was reported in stable condition at Brookdale Hospital.
Officers from the 61st Precinct and Housing Division were investigating, but had few leads as of press time.
He has subsequently been identified by police as Calvin Kellman of 2231 Batchelder Street.
Finally at 12:52 a.m., a 54-year-old male was shot in the neck in the middle of East New York Avenue and Strauss Street in Brownsville. He was rushed to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition.
Officers from the 73rd Precinct were on scene collecting spent rounds and seeking witnesses.
Anyone with information regarding any of these shootings 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 Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.