5 men injured in shooting outside Brownsville deli: NYPD

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BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Five men were wounded when a man opened fire on a Brooklyn street late Tuesday night, according to the NYPD.

Police said a large group of people were playing a game of dice outside a Brownsville deli on Mother Gaston Boulevard, near the corner of Belmont Avenue, when the gunfire erupted.

A dark-colored, four-door sedan pulled up and a man got out and started firing, authorities said.

Officials said five men were injured in total.

Those hospitalized included a 21-year-old shot in the left ankle, a 22-year-old shot in the back and the right foot, a 26-year-old shot in the buttocks and a 28-year-old shot in the back

The fifth victim, 29, suffered a graze wound to the buttocks but refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

Authorities described all the injuries as non-life-threatening.

The relationship between the gunman and the victims was not clear early Wednesday, officials said.

No arrests had been made as of early Wednesday morning.

Video from the Citizen App showed a large police presence in the area of Mother Gaston Boulevard and Belmont Avenue.

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