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Brooklyn Borough Hall employee’s family member dies in shooting near basketball court


BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — One man is dead and another seriously injured after someone opened fire in front of homes located near a basketball court in Brooklyn, police said Sunday.

Police responded to a 911 call of a male shot near the intersection of Hancock Street and Spencer Place around 4 p.m., police said.

When they arrived, police found two men lying on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds.

Lester Jack, 22, of Brooklyn, was found unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the torso area.

Jack was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

A second man, 29, was found conscious with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Jack was described as a family member of an executive assistant to the senior advisor for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

A spokesperson for Adams released a statement saying:

A member of our Brooklyn Borough Hall family has lost one of their own. We share in mourning the life that gun violence tragically claimed yesterday afternoon in Bed-Stuy. I am as resolute as ever to combat this epidemic that has deeply hurt so many of us.

No arrest arrests have been made at this time.

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