More gun violence: Man shot dead in Brooklyn public housing complex

Man shot dead in Brooklyn apartment complex
A 44-year-old man was shot dead at the Breukelen Houses public housing complex in Canarsie, Brooklyn on July 10, 2022.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A man was shot dead in the hallway of a Brooklyn apartment building on Sunday morning, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said the shooting happened just before 8:48 a.m. on July 10 at the Breukelen Houses public housing complex at 10713 Flatlands Ave. in Canarsie.

Officers from the 69th Precinct found 44-year-old man Zamel Myers unconscious and unresponsive in the hallway with a gunshot wound to his torso. 

Responding EMS units pronounced Myers dead at the scene. 

So far, authorities said, police have not yet ascertained a possible motive for the shooting or a description of a suspect. The investigation remains ongoing.

It was the second major incident of gun violence in Brooklyn on Sunday morning. Earlier, five people were shot, including one man who was critically wounded, during a beach party in Coney Island.

Anyone with information regarding the Canarsie shooting 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.