DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN, Brooklyn — Two innocent bystanders were among three people who were injured during a shooting in a bustling Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood Friday, according to police.
The shooting happened near Fulton Street and Gallatin Place around 1:36 p.m., police said. The area is home to dozens of stores and shoppers often crowd the streets.
A 32-year-old man was shot in the leg, a 28-year-old man was shot in the arm, and a 27-year-old woman's arm was grazed by a bullet, police said.
Police said they believed the 28-year-old man shot in the arm was an intended target.
Two of the injured are believed to be innocent bystanders, police say. The 32-year-old man was having lunch with a co-worker when he was struck. The 27-year-old woman had just left a job interview when she was grazed with two bullets.
All three were taken to are hospitals and are expected to be okay, according to police.
Police said there was a dispute prior to the shooting.
"A group of approximately five individuals consisting of a mix of males and females were engaged in a verbal dispute with a male when someone in the group of the approximately five took a gun out, displayed it and fired shots striking all three victims," Brooklyn Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said in a press conference on Friday.
An ambulance and police tape were seen in front of a Gap factory store at the intersection, video on the Citizen app shows.
Police are now searching for a man seen fleeing the area. He wore a white hat and red shorts.