3 People Hurt in Brooklyn Shooting; Suspect Shot and Killed by Cops

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Three people were hurt in a Brooklyn shooting Thursday night and police have shot and killed an armed suspect, according to the NYPD.

Officers initially heard gunfire coming from Halsey Street and Wilson Avenue in Bushwick just before 10:30 p.m. and saw three people had been shot near a liquor store, according to Chief of Patrol Juanita Holmes. Video from the scene showed the store with a large hole in a shattered glass front window.

The victims and witnesses told responding officers that the gunman had ran off and they ran after him, Holmes said. According to the cops' body camera footage, the gunman was crouched on the sidewalk on the 500 block of Wilson Avenue as they confronted him. That's where they ordered him to drop the weapon but he refused and pointed his gun at the officers, Holmes said.

Cops then shot and wounded the man who later died at Wycoff Hospital, police said. He has not been identified.

Three officers suffered minor injuries, police said, adding that the responding officers were taken to a hospital for observation. The three wounded people also went to area hospitals for treatment. The conditions of the shooting victims were unknown and it's unclear what transpired the initial shooting.

None of the victims have been identified and no other information was immediately available.

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