8 shot when gunfire erupts at Bed-Stuy party: NYPD


BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — At least eight people were wounded when gunfire erupted overnight at a large gathering in Brooklyn, according to the NYPD.

Police said bullets started to fly just after 12:20 a.m. Monday at a party just outside the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses NYCHA complex on Dekalb Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Parents told PIX11’s Anthony DiLorenzo the group of approximately 150 young people were there for a music video shoot.

Authorities at a press briefing Monday morning said two unidentified shooters walked up and opened fire on the crowd, wounding three male victims and five female victims.

The wounded ranged in age from 18 to 27 years old, police said.

The NYPD initially said one male victim had been shot in the face and was hospitalized in critical condition, while another male victim was shot in the shoulder.

A female victim suffered a graze wound to the face, while another female victim was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the face, police said.

The extent of the other four victims’ injuries were not immediately known.

Authorities at a press briefing later said all the victims were expected to survive.

Bullets also struck two windows of nearby apartments, but luckily nobody inside was injured, officials said.

Police said no arrests had been made as of Monday morning, however one firearm was recovered at the scene.

Authorities said it was unclear who the intended targets were.

The eight people shot were among 16 victims of gun violence overnight in under two hours across the city.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Editor’s note: The victims’ genders and conditions, as well as the number of shooters, have been updated after police shared updates to their information Monday morning.

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