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Brooklyn double shooting leaves man dead, another wounded in precinct with soaring murder, shooting rates

Brooklyn police at shooting scene
Brooklyn detectives are on the hunt for the shooter who killed a man and injured another in a Saturday night shooting.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Brooklyn detectives are seeking the suspect in a double shooting on Saturday night that left one man dead and another wounded.

Police said the gun violence erupted in the vicinity of 101 Osborn St., near Pitkin Avenue, in Brownsville at about 10:57 p.m. on May 18.

Officers from the 73rd Precinct responded to a 911 call at the location regarding the incident. According to the most recent CompStat report, the 73rd Precinct has seen a whopping 66.7% increase in shooting incidents year-to-date through May 12 (from 12 at this point in 2023 to 20 this year), and 11 homicides — more than triple the number recorded at this time last year (3). 

Upon arrival at the shooting scene Saturday night, they found 30-year-old Lamont Russell, of Throop Avenue in Brooklyn, shot multiple times in the chest, and a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his hand.

The motive and circumstances leading up to the shooting remain unknown and under investigation, law enforcement sources said Sunday.

Police officers at Brooklyn crime scene
Brooklyn detectives are on the hunt for the shooter who killed a man and injured another in a Saturday night shooting.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
Police at the scene of a shooting in Brownsville, Brooklyn on May 18, 2024.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

EMS rushed both victims to Brookdale University Hospital, where Russell was pronounced dead. The 28-year-old man, meanwhile, was listed in stable condition.

Well into the wee hours of Sunday morning, police combed the area near the crime scene, seeking clues and evidence. Police did not provide a suspect’s description. 

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

Anyone with information regarding the incident 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 X (formerly Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.