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Violent night in Brooklyn: 1 dead, 5 wounded in separate shootings at parks in span of two hours

Posted: 9:59 PM, May 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-28 06:44:02-04

BROOKLYN -- It was a bloody, violent end to Memorial Day in Brooklyn when six people were shot in two separate incidents over the span of just a few hours, leaving one man dead.

Police say the first shooting happened at 6:53 p.m. when a man fired shots into a crowd at a park near a school on Hemlock Street  in East New York.

A 42-year-old man was shot in the neck and transported to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

A 46-year-old man and a 34-year-old man were also hospitalized for injuries after being shot. Their conditions were not immediately known.

The gunman fled on foot, police say. It is not known what spurred the shooting.

The second incident happened at another Brooklyn park just two hours later at 8:45 p.m.

Police say three people were shot at St. Andrews Park on Atlantic Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Two of the people were shot in the leg, while the third was shot in the shoulder, police said, adding that all the injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Two of the victims were transported to the hospital by EMS and one was able to get to the hospital on their own.