A double shooting in Brooklyn left one man dead and second victim injured Saturday night, cops said.
Police responded to a 911 call of shots fired near Avenue K and East 46th Street in Flatlands at 9:17 p.m. on Jan. 21, but when authorities arrived, they found no victims. However, a preliminary investigation determined that two men were struck by bullets at the scene — both transported to area hospitals by private means.
The first victim, a 30-year-old man, was shot in the torso and taken to Mount Sinai Brooklyn, where he was pronounced dead. The second victim, a 28-year-old man, was shot in the right shoulder and taken to the same hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
No arrests have been main and the investigation remains ongoing. The victims’ identities are being withheld pending family notification.
A neighbor who declined to give their name said they were shocked by the police activity on the block.
“I was working on the basement door clock, my son came running down the stairs saying there is police activity in the back of the house. I am in shock right now,” they told amNew York Metro.
In the 63rd Precinct, where Saturday’s double shooting occurred, there has been just one other reported shooting this year as of Jan. 15, when the most recent Police Department data is available — up from 0 in the southern Brooklyn precinct this time last year. Citywide, shootings are down nearly 27% year-to-date, according to police data.