Sunday, June 30, 2013

Update 3: Nine Shot When Brooklyn BBQ Blasted By Bullets

616 E. 52nd Street, Brooklyn NY (Google Maps)
June 30, 2013 - 1:30 AM EDT - Eight people - four men and four women - were injured in a multiple shooting incident early at 12:50 AM EDT at 616 E. 52nd Street. The residence, located  near Clarendon Road, is in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood. Reports say a barbecue was being held at the home "when a gunman fired a barrage of bullets," reports NY Daily News at 2:11 AM EDT.

Update, July 2: 
NBC New York reports that "Nine people were wounded at the party on East 52nd Street in East Flatbush when gunfire erupted shortly before 1 a.m., according to NYPD. The victims suffered a range of injuries, including gunshot wounds to the side, lower back, calf and foot, but all are expected to be OK." More at NBC...

The New York Daily News reports that "A fugitive suspected of shooting and wounding nine people outside of a wild weekend house party on E. 52nd St. in Brooklyn was apprehended Tuesday at the Holland Tunnel. Tyrone Brown, 24, was pinched when Port Authority officer Michael Cerullo spotted the hulking suspect in a white Nissan Altima in Jersey City, near the Holland Tunnel, just before 4 p.m., sources said." More at  Brown, of Crown Heights, has been charged with "attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment," reports WPTV.

At 2:14 AM EDT, ‏@NewsBreaker tweeted this:
CONFIRMED: NYPD tells @NewsBreaker 7 people shot at a residence in Brooklyn:
*Domestic dispute *1 critical *6 non life threatening injuries

At the same time, @NYCityAlerts tweeted this: 
Brooklyn: Clarendon Rd & East 52 St. NYPD o/s with 7 people shot 1 in traumatic arrest 4 in serious condition. Level 1 called.

At 2:25 AM EDT, @TheNewsHQ tweeted:
Brooklyn U/D: NYPD Says 1 woman is in critical condition other 6 are stable, Shooting started at a BBQ party, No arrest has been made.

Russia Today (RT) reproduced one of the tweets from Twitter. "Seven people were reportedly shot at in Brooklyn, New York, while at a barbecue. A nearby hospital is preparing to receive the injured, with one reported in critical condition," reported RT.