gun violence

3 People, Including 2 Teens, Shot in Brooklyn Early Sunday

A dispute left three people shot in a car; no one is in custody


An adult and two teenagers were shot in a car in Brooklyn early Sunday morning, police said, and two are in critical condition.

The incident happened at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Dumont Avenue and Drew Street in the East New York section.

Police say there was a dispute of some kind and then shots rang out, hitting the 35-year-old male driver and two female passengers, ages 16 and 17.

The driver had multiple gunshot wounds, the 16-year-old was shot in the back of the head and the 17-year-old had a graze wound to the face. All three are at Brookdale Hospital; the driver and the 16-year-old are in critical condition.

No one is in custody and authorities did not have a suspect either as of mid-morning Sunday.

Through last Sunday, shooting incidents in New York City are up 16% this year versus the same period in 2021. In the wake of two NYPD cops being shot Friday, one fatally, and five cops in total being shot just this year, Mayor Eric Adams vowed this weekend to soon unveil a "blueprint for safety" to reduce gun violence in the city.

Copyright NBC New York
Contact Us