Young man killed at Brooklyn public housing complex

A man was shot and killed at the Red Hook Houses on Columbia Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn on Feb. 12, 2021.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Cops are looking for the gunman who pulled the trigger on a 28-year-old man at a Brooklyn public housing complex on Friday morning and took his life.

Law enforcement sources said the deadly shooting occurred at 3:12 a.m. on Feb. 12 at the Red Hook Houses complex, in front of 495 Columbia St.

Officers from the 76th Precinct and NYPD PSA 1, while responding to a 911 call, found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. 

Paramedics rushed him to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

Officers from the 76th Precinct probe a fatal shooting at 490 Columbia St. in Brooklyn on Feb. 12, 2021.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Sources familiar with the investigation said that two firearms were recovered from the crime scene. 

The motive for the deadly shooting remains unknown at this time, sources said.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, the NYPD reported.

It was the second deadly shooting at the Red Hook Houses in two months. Back on Dec. 14, 2021, Conrad Waterton was shot dead in front of an apartment building at 493 Columbia St., just steps away from Friday morning’s slaying.