What to Know
- Five people were shot in Brooklyn just after midnight Wednesday morning, officials say
- An 18-year-old man shot in the abdomen has died, and a 21-year-old man shot in the head is clinging to life; 3 others were also hurt
- Two hours later about two blocks away another man was shot, this time in the ankle, but cops claim the two shootings are not related
Officials say at least one person is dead and another is clinging to life after five people were shot in Brooklyn late Tuesday.
A man pulled up to an apartment complex on Bristol Street in Brownsville just before midnight and sent bullets whizzing through the air, according to police. A group of five people at the scene were shot, the NYPD said.
An 18-year-old who was shot in the abdomen has died, police said. A 21-year-old man took a bullet to the head and is in critical condition. A 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and is expected to be OK.
In the midst of the flying bullets, two 21-year-old men who were shot while with the group of victims ran across the courtyard to Dumont Avenue, officials said. Their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
Police said they are looking for two suspects -- The gunman who got out of an SUV and fired more than 20 rounds and the driver of the car, which authorities found abandoned on East New York Avenue.
No weapon has been recovered and no potential motive has been released. Cops continue to investigate.
Meanwhile, about two hours later, another person was shot two blocks away at 297 Dumont Ave, officials said. Police said a man was hit by gunfire in the ankle around 2 a.m.
He was taken to an area hospital to be treated, but police say it appears he will be OK.