Teen, Building Super & Barber All Hurt in Quadruple Drive-By Shooting: NYPD

Four people, including a 15-year-old boy, a building superintendent and a barber, were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, according to officials.

All four people -- at least two innocent bystanders among them -- were standing outside a building on Rogers Avenue near Martense Street in Flatbush when bullets began to fly from a passing car at about 8 p.m., according to the NYPD.

It's not clear who the intended target was, but authorities said that all of the victims are expected to survive their injuries.

According to police, a 15-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to the right arm; a 46-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the right leg; a 31-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 21-year-old was shot in the back. 

Witnesses told News 4 that one of the victims was a barber, and police said another victim was a building superintendent. They said that the men ran for help after being hit by the gunfire. 

Zima Louis said she was finishing up her day at a nearby beauty salon with her son when she heard the distinctive "pop, pop, pop" of gunfire. 

"(My son) said, 'Mom, there's shots outside,'" she said. "I'm like, 'Come back inside! Come back inside!'"

It was not clear what sparked the drive-by shooting. It also remains to be seen if the shootings were connected to a pair of others in the borough Tuesday night. 

No arrests have been made, but police said an unknown man was seen fleeing the shooting scene in a blue and white car.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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