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New footage of man wanted in shooting at Brooklyn candlelight vigil

Posted at 5:28 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 14:13:57-04

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — The NYPD has released new surveillance footage of a man they believe opened fire on a Brooklyn street Monday, striking four people at a candlelight vigil, leaving two of them in critical condition.

The two men and two women were standing at a candlelight vigil for a neighbor near the corner of Sterling Place and Buffalo Avenue in Crown Heights when shots rang out just before 2 a.m. Monday, police said.

Authorities said the unidentified man seen in the new video, above, produced a firearm after a verbal dispute and fired shots amongst the group.

When officers arrived, they found a 33-year-old man had been shot in the chest, a 24-year-old man was struck in the leg, a 33-year-old woman was shot in the back, and a 49-year-old woman was hit by a bullet in the right leg, police said.

EMS responded and the four victims were taken to area hospitals, police said.

The 33-year-old woman shot in the back and the 24-year-old man struck in the leg are both in critical condition, according to authorities.

A police source told PIX11's Anthony DiLorenzo it appears the incident could be gang-related.

The NYPD said Monday they believe at least one of those shot was the intended target, but the three others were bystanders not targeted in the shooting.

Police said two other men that were targeted in the shooting did not get shot.

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