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Teenager shot dead on Brooklyn street: NYPD

The suspects firearm was recovered at the scene.
File photo/Lloyd Mitchell

Detectives are looking for the suspect who shot a teenager dead on a Brooklyn street early Sunday morning.

The 18-year-old male victim had apparently been brought by private means to Woodhull Hospital, where he died, authorities said.

According to law enforcement sources, the victim was shot in the vicinity of 796 Greene Ave., near Lewis Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, at about 2:18 a.m. on Feb. 6.

Officers from the 81st Precinct were alerted to the shooting through a ShotSpotter activation. ShotSpotter is a network of NYPD sensors set up across the city which are designed to pick up sounds of gunfire in order to provoke a quick police resopnse.

Through a preliminary investigation, police learned that the 18-year-old male had been sitting inside a vehicle parked along Greene Avenue when he was shot multiple times in the chest.

Police have withheld the victim’s identity, pending family notification.

Sources familiar with the case said the victim was known to the NYPD for having a gang affiliation, and had been arrested back in August 2021 on an attempted murder charge.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide 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.

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