Police respond to triple shooting in Brooklyn

The incident occured just after 3 p.m. Sunday in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens section.

June 2, 2013 10:18:40 PM PDT
Just after 3 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a shooting on 50 Lenox Road near Bedford Avenue in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens section of Brooklyn.

2 male victims, a 25-year-old and a 24-year-old were shot in the chest and are in serious, but stable condition. A 42-year-old male was shot in the neck, and is currently in critical condition. It is unclear whether the victims were targeted, or were hit by stray bullets.

All 3 victims were taken to Kings County Hospital.

Police say they believe the shooter is 30-year-old Kevon Brown.

The officers who responded to the shooting were shot at by the suspect as they fled the scene.

No police officers were shot, and no police officers fired shots.

"I saw two female cops walking, and initially I heard about 6 gun shots. They sounded like 45 slugs, loud, and once they started walking down. That's when we heard the four extra shots," said eyewitness Mohammed Othman.

Sunday's shooting marks the start of an unsettling trend in Brooklyn. Five people have been shot since Friday night. Community Advocate Tony Herbert is concerned that the violent weekend in Brooklyn is a sign of things to come this summer.

"I want to commend the police department because they exercised great restraint without firing back, because that minimized anyone else being hit," added Herbert.

Police have yet to make an arrest.