11 wounded in shooting at block party near playground in New York (VIDEO)
The incident took place around 11pm local time in Brooklyn’s eastern neighborhood of Brownsville, where residents gathered at a recreation center for the annual Old Timers Day. Thousands of people are said to have attended the event, and the shooting started just as the party was about to end and the guests were leaving.
(Brownsville, Brooklyn) Five Shot in Park — Additional officers and EMS are rushing to Brownsville Playground where at least five victims were shot. Their conditions are unclear. Additional updates here: https://t.co/WqX7tXpC8r#CitizenApp#ProtectTheWorldpic.twitter.com/6mAwWQoo5f— Citizen NYC (@CitizenApp_NYC) July 28, 2019
Police confirmed that at least 11 people were shot but did not provide details of their condition. Several local media outlets quoted a police source, saying that a 38-year-old man was killed.
"We had a terrible shooting in Brownsville tonight that shattered a peaceful neighborhood event," Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.
We had a terrible shooting in Brownsville tonight that shattered a peaceful neighborhood event. Our hearts go out to the victims.We will do everything in our power to keep this community safe and get guns off our streets.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 28, 2019
It is not clear how many suspects were involved in the shooting and what led to the tragedy. There were no immediate reports of arrests made in connection with the incident.
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