Detectives probe two early-morning Brooklyn shootings that left man dead, another critically injured

Photo Dec 12, 11 26 59 AM
Officers outside a Herkimer Street apartment house where a man was shot on Dec. 12, 2021.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Police are investigating two deadly Brooklyn shootings early Sunday morning that claimed the life of a 31-year-old man and left a second victim fighting for his life.

Officers from the 73rd Precinct found the victim shot multiple times in the torso near 8 Rockaway Ave. on the Bushwick/Ocean Hill boundary at about 3:08 a.m. on Dec. 12.

EMS rushed the victim to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died a short time later. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, law enforcement sources said.

Seven hours later, a 27-year-old man was shot in the torso outside an apartment house at 1281 Herkimer St. in Ocean Hill at about 10:09 a.m. Sunday morning.

A blood-stained towel on the sidewalk near the scene of the Herkimer Street shooting.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

EMS rushed the victim to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition.

Police sources provided few details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting. There was no indication yet as to whether it was connected to the earlier homicide. 

This story was update on Dec. 12 at 3:25 a.m.