ST. GEORGE, Staten Island — Emergency crews descended on a Staten Island neighborhood Tuesday because a shooting near a courthouse and a crash in which a van slammed into a bed-and-breakfast, and, nearby and soon after, another shooting critically injured someone, officials said.
The string of incidents, which are not confirmed to be related, began around 11:45 a.m. when police said there was an altercation and shots fired at St. George Theater.
Gunshots were then reported less than a block away in the vicinity of the Richmond County Courthouse, police said.
Not long after, a van careened into a B&B at Montgomery Avenue and Fort Place, down the street from the courthouse, police said.
A man, 26, has died, police said. Additional information on how and where the man died was not immediately available.
Multiple people could be seen being detained at the crash scene, AIR11 footage showed.
Police confirm four were taken into custody.
A second victim was located after a shooting on Jersey Street, half a mile from the crash, around 12:40 p.m., police said.
The shooting left the woman critically injured, according to police and FDNY.