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Deadly Brooklyn shootings overnight leave teenager and man dead

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Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Homicide detectives are investigating two separate Brooklyn shootings between Friday night and Saturday morning that left a 16-year-old boy and a 43-year-old man dead.

Police said the teenager was gunned down outside of P.S. 284, near the corner of Sutter Avenue and Osborn Street, in Brownsville at about 3:17 a.m. on June 25.

Officers from the 73rd Precinct, in responding to a 911 call regarding a person shot at the location, found the 16-year-old boy unconscious and unresponsive with a bullet wound to his torso.

The exterior of P.S. 284 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

EMS rushed him to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police have withheld the boy’s identity, pending family notification.

So far, police sources did not have information regarding a possible motive for the shooting, or a description of the suspect(s) responsible.

Earlier, on Friday evening, the 43-year-old man was killed outside an apartment building at 1710 Carroll St. in Crown Heights.

Officers from the 71st Precinct responded to the location at about 9:20 p.m. on June 24 and located the victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police determined that two perpetrators had approached the man at the location, then pulled out guns and opened fire. 

EMS brought him to Kings County Hospital, where he died. The NYPD has not yet released his identity, pending family notification.

Police are continuing to search for the two suspects, whom they described as Black men wearing dark sweatshirts.

No arrests have been made in either case, and the investigations remain ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the murders 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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