According ABC New York, at least five people have been hospitalized after a shooting in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. Five People Have Been Shot
We know 2 are critically injured, 3 suffered minor injures. I'll have the latest for you soon on @NY1headlines
— Mahsa Saeidi (@MahsaWho) July 20, 2013
Gothamist is reporting that three males and one female are among the victims.
2. At Least Two People Are Critically Injured
NBC New York is reporting that five people have been taken to Elmhurst, Kings County and Brookdale Hospitals, two with critical injuries, two with non-life threatening injuries.
3. The Gunman is Still at Large
The shooting took place in Hope Park, at 195 Menahan Street (see above). The exact circumstances were not immediately known. NYPD are believed to have found the gun used in the shooting at the scene, but the gunman is still on the loose.
4. Bushwick is a Neighborhood Undergoing a Huge Makeover
Formerly a hotspot for violent crime, the neighborhood experienced a whopping 77 murders in 1990, Bushwick has undergone a near-total transformation with a thriving artistic and music community moving there throughout the last decade.
5. This Shooting Comes Amid Mass Anti-Gun Crime Protests in America
This comes on the same day that thousands of New Yorkers are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge in protest against gun crime and the killing of Trayvon Martin.
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