Multiple people were reportedly shot near two Brooklyn businesses on Thursday, and an active search for the shooter remains underway.
Police had blocked off the area in front of Junction Pharmacy and Raj Newsstand, at the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Glenwood Road near Flatbush Junction, after four people were shot in the vicinity at about 10:30 a.m on Oct. 21.
Law enforcement sources said one individual was shot in the hand, while three others were hit in their legs. All are likely to survive, police sources said.
Officers from the 70th Precinct, in responding to reports of the shooting, found three 31-year-old men wounded. One was hit twice in the legs; the second man was struck in left thigh and right knee; and the third individual took a bullet to his right hand.
EMS rushed them to Kings County Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Cops also came across a fourth shooting victim: a 34-year-old man shot in the right thigh. Paramedics brought him to Maimonides Medical Center for treatment.
The NYPD continues to investigate the incident, but do not yet have any suspects in custody. As of Tuesday evening, law enforcement sources said, a motive for the shooting was not yet known, nor was there a description of the shooter.
Reached by phone, the owner of Junction Pharmacy declined to comment.
Eric Waterman, executive director of East Flatbush Village, a local business organization, said his group was committed to providing resources to the area to help keep it safe.
“We’ve been working with the owner of the deli. It was a very uneventful summer in terms of Gun violence in the area. This is the first incident in a good while,” Waterman said.
Anyone with information regarding the mass 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.
With reporting by Lloyd Mitchell