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5 arrested after shots possibly fired at cops in Brooklyn: authorities

Posted: 9:33 AM, Aug 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-18 17:56:07-04

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — Five people have been arrested after shots were potentially fired at NYPD officers in Brooklyn early Sunday, police said.

Authorities said shots rang out, possibly aimed at police, around 2 a.m. Sunday on Bainbridge Street near Saratoga Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

The officers were there responding to reports of a disorderly group when they heard gunshots from an undetermined location.

“It’s really simple: anyone who attacks our NYPD officers WILL be caught and WILL pay the consequences,” Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted. “An investigation is underway into last night’s incidents in Brooklyn. If you have ANY information, please contact the NYPD IMMEDIATELY.”

No officers were struck, but there was still an active crime scene as of Sunday morning, police said. Officers did not fire any shots.

The five people arrested were charged with disorderly conduct.

Bullet casings and fragments were recovered in the area, officials said.

No injuries were reported and there was no reported property damage.