Detectives are still putting the pieces together behind last night’s deadly shooting at the Bushwick Houses complex in East Williamsburg in which a 29-year-old man died of his injuries.
According to police, the violence occurred at 11:21 p.m. on May 24 in the rear of a building at 128 Moore St.
Sources familiar with the investigation said that a number of individuals were loitering at the location when the unidentified shooter came on the scene; images of the suspect were captured by nearby surveillance camera.
Shots rang out moments later, police said, and the group quickly dispersed. The 29-year-old man, however, wasn’t able to get away, as he was shot several times in his chest and legs.
Officers from the 90th Precinct, NYPD PSA 3 (which patrols the Bushwick Houses) and EMS units responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call about the shooting. The victim was rushed to Kings County Medical Center, where he later died; his identity was withheld pending family notification.
While investigating the shooting, authorities said, officers came across a second male who was observed at 85 Varet St. with a laceration to his right hand. He was treated at Kings County Hospital.
Police sources said the second victim claimed that he hit a window during an argument prior to the shooting which caused the injury. It’s not clear, at this point, whether that argument was related to the gunfire.
No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.
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