Teen rapper fatally shot in the head in Williamsburg, 2 others hurt: sources

Brooklyn
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — A 19-year-old rapper was fatally shot in the head in Williamsburg on Wednesday afternoon and two others were injured, police sources said.

Officials respond to a shooting in Williamsburg on May 23, 2018. (Twitter/ Matthew Donnelly)

The shooting happened about 12:45 p.m. at South Third and Hewes streets, FDNY said.

Multiple people opened fire before fleeing the scene, local Stephen Nasto Olsen said.

A 19-year-old who rapped under the name Val’Gz was shot in the head and killed, friends and family said. Police have not officially identified him.

A 21-year-old man was able to walk to the 90th Precinct with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said. Another 19-year-old man was shot once in the lower back, according to police, who said both are at the hospital.

No arrests have been made, and police have not yet released any information about the shooter.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Brooklyn Videos

Brooklyn students build Robot in a Box

Wild brawl erupts at Brooklyn pizza shop

Truck overturns on BQE, spilling vegetables, shutting down traffic

Brooklyn residents rally to save supermarket

'Neighborhood Stories': Keeping history alive in NYC communities

NYC Restaurant Week: Brooklyn's Tanoreen serving up Mediterranean and Middle Eastern goodness

More Brooklyn

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss