Giant Sinkhole Devours Brooklyn Intersection

A giant sinkhole opened up in a Brooklyn intersection Tuesday morning, halting traffic on the busy roadway.

The sinkhole swallowed up most of the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 64th Street in Sunset Park at about 8 a.m., according to the Office of Emergency Management.

Traffic on Fifth Avenue, one of Sunset Park's busiest roadways, has been diverted while crews work to repair the gaping hole.

An 11-year-old boy playing with a gun in a yard accidentally shot a 3-year-old boy in the face and killed him. Mara MacDonald reports.

No injuries were immediately reported.

It wasn't clear if the sinkhole was related to severe storms that passed through the region early Tuesday.

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