Monday, June 2, 2014

4 Shot In St. John's Park

13 shot in 9 bloody hours in NYC
Four people were shot including three men and a woman on Saturday night just after 8pm in St. John's Park in Crown Heights Brooklyn. The victims were shot during an “Old Timer’s Day” barbecue reunion in the park by Troy Avenue. Police said a man in a hoodie walked up to the group near the Albany Houses and began firing.  (Photo: Robert Mecea)

Four people were shot on Saturday nigh in a Brooklyn park.

Police told 1010 WINS the three men and one woman were shot at St. John’s Park in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. All four were rushed to Kings County Hospital. A 31-year-old old man is in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his chest, leg and arm. A 32-year-old male is in serious, but not life-threatening condition with a gunshot wound in his right ankle. A 33-year-old male is listed in stable condition with a gunshot to his left wrist. And a 33-year-old female is in serious, but not life-threatening condition with a gunshot wound to her hand. 

Police said the investigation into the circumstances of the shooting is ongoing.

Resident David Ortiz, who heard the shots, said he doesn’t feel safe. 

“How you going to feel safe with somebody shooting all night?” 

Penny Jackson, who was catching a bus to work Sunday morning just outside St. John’s Park, also heard the gunfire.

“I heard three shots, and I saw people scrambling.” 

Jackson said she her first thought was to worry about her 14-year-old son, who plays basketball in the park, steps away from where the gunfire erupted. 

All four victims in the Crown Heights shooting were rushed to Kings County Hospital.

Read/Hear More:

CBS - May 31, 2014

NY Post -  June 2, 2014 - By Kirstan Conley and Elizabeth Hagen

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