4 people injured, 1 critically, after shooting in Bedford-Stuyvesant; multiple arrests made
Four people were injured and several others were taken into custody after a shooting in Brooklyn on Wednesday, according to police.
The shooting happened just before 3:40 p.m. on Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Police say four people were shot, including three men and one woman.
A 21-year-old man was shot multiple times in the chest and is in critical condition, a 25-year-old man was shot in the stomach, a 28-year-old man was shot once in the back and a 24-year-old woman, an innocent bystander, was shot once in the right arm.
All of the victims went to Kings County Hospital. They are all in stable condition except for the 21-year-old man. They are all expected to survive.
Three suspects have been taken into custody, and police are looking for one additional suspect.
The suspects’ vehicle crashed at the intersection of Myrtle and Throop avenues, and fled from the scene.
Witnesses told reporters that the four victims were walking when a shots were fired from a white Hyundai SUV with Florida license plates, striking the victims. The vehicle then drove off and crashed at another location.
A driver struck by the Hyundai spoke to reporter CeFaan Kim before being taken to the hospital.
“They were coming from that way, but there was a lot of traffic on the left side, so they took this way and they hit me,” victim Luis Cuan said. “They went running away, and once they hit me they couldn’t drive no more, so they got out of the car, and they started running this way. They shot four people, and I was very scared because they ran in front of my car and I thought they would shoot me too — I blocked them.”
It’s not yet clear the circumstances of the shooting. An investigation is underway.