5 people shot in Canarsie drive-by shootings, NYPD official says

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Multiple people were shot at several locations during a drive-by shooting in Canarsie Monday, according to the NYPD.

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CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Five people were shot in related drive-by shootings at three locations in Canarsie Monday evening, according to an NYPD official.

According to police, at 6:19 p.m., a 23-year-old woman was shot four times in the chest at 1571 Remsen Ave.

Shortly after, at 6:31 p.m., three male victims, all 19, were shot at 2105 Rockaway Pkwy, police said. One was shot in the elbow, another was shot in the leg and another was shot in the back, authorities said.

Then, at 6:33 p.m., at Flatlands 4th Street and East 108th Avenue, a man was shot in the back while riding a scooter along with a woman who was uninjured, police said.

Each victims were taken to local hospitals, officials said. None of them are likely to die from their injuries, according to police.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said a white four-door sedan was connected to each of the shootings, and it is believed that each victim was an intended target, he said.

NYPD Community Affairs Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said the NYPD’s Rapid Response Team was on the ground speaking with concerned residents.

The NYPD also asked for the public’s help in gathering information on the shootings.

The shootings in Canarise follow a weekend of gun violence in New York City.

Thirty-five people were shot from early Friday morning through Sunday night in 28 separate incidents in the five boroughs.

A 2-year-old child killed in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn was one of the victims.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, 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).

Correction: The NYPD previously reported six shooting victims. Chief Rodney Harrison later said five people were shot.

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