Pair of Brooklyn shootings leave two men dead in six hours: cops

Bronx man shot dead
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Brooklyn homicide detectives are investigating a pair of fatal shootings on Saturday night and Sunday morning that left two men dead.

Police said the first murder happened in Sheepshead Bay, where an 18-year-old man was gunned down near the corner of Avenue W and Batchelder Street at about 10:53 p.m. on May 21. 

Officers from the 61st Precinct and NYPD PSA 1, in responding to shots fired in and around the Sheepshead-Nostrand Houses, found the victim unconscious at the intersection with two bullet wounds to his head.

EMS rushed the victim to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

Hours later, cops in Brownsville found a 32-year-old man shot in front of the Family Dollar store at 23 New Lots Ave. at about 3:04 a.m. on May 22.

Officers from the 73rd Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about a man shot, located the victim, who had suffered a gunshot wound to his torso.

EMS brought the victim to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released.

So far, no arrests have been made in either case, law enforcement sources said. The investigations remain ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the deadly shootings 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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