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4 injured in Brooklyn shooting; person of interest being questioned

Posted: 4:40 AM, Jul 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-05 11:26:22-04

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Four people were injured after Fourth of July festivities in Brooklyn ended in gunfire overnight.

Four people were injured in a shooting in Brooklyn July 5, 2019.

It happened on Elton Street near Sutter Avenue in East New York just after midnight, police said.

Three men and one woman were found with gunshot wounds. A 30-year-old man was found with a gunshot to his chest, another 30-year-old man was shot in the lower back, a 28-year-old man was shot in the neck and a 25-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder. They are in stable condition, police said.

Citizen video shows fireworks were being set off before and after the shooting in the neighborhood. All consumer fireworks, including sparklers are illegal to use, buy and sell in the five boroughs.

All victims live in the neighborhood, cops said. It is not immediately known if they were bystanders or the intended targets.

According to authorities, a man was taken into custody after he was seen fleeing the scene. His connection to the incident was not immediately disclosed.

The incident occurred just one block away from the NYPD's 75th precinct.