State Senator Hamilton showed Eyewitness News the bullet holes still left in the door frame of his campaign office at Montgomery and Rogers Ave.
He says 40 to 50 volunteers were working inside around 7:30 p.m. Thursday when someone started shooting.
A shooting just occurred right by my campaign office, my staff feared for their lives. The bullets were so close, thank God no one was injured. #stoptheviolence #crownheights pic.twitter.com/ZWiBB8syp3— Jesse Hamilton (@SenatorHamilton) August 24, 2018
But, it's far from the first time that's happened in the neighborhood.
"I've given $100,000 to Dr. Gore Kings against gun violence because a lot of these kids we know who they are they don't have jobs they're not educated enough to have skill sets," State Senator Hamilton said.
No one inside was hurt, but two people outside were shot. The injured include a 16-year-old boy who was taken to Kings County Hospital with a bullet wound in his back, and a 31-year-old man who was shot three times. The victim somehow managed to ride his bike to Lutheran Hospital. Both are expected to survive.
"It's scary because it could have come up through my window," said Judy Belle, a neighbor.
Belle worries most about her grandson. She heard the shots, but says it's a sound that used to be far more common.
"A couple of years ago it was really bad end, it has gotten really good around here but that's a surprise," she said.
At the campaign office, police recovered two guns nearby they believed were involved.
Senator Hamilton says police told him the shooting was gang related.
The suspect, a black man, fled in a colored sedan.
No arrests have been made.
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