5 shot in 14 minutes in Brooklyn as shooting surge rages on

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
5 shot in 14 minutes in Brooklyn as shooting spike continues
Derick Waller has the latest on the dramatic uptick in shootings across New York City

CANARSIE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Overnight, NYPD officers kept a presence along Rockaway Parkway outside a NYCHA complex after three men were shot in broad daylight in Brooklyn.

It was one of three drive-by shootings that happened in a span of 14 minutes on Monday in Brooklyn, part of a violent day that saw a total of 14 shootings with 18 victims throughout New York City.

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Police say the Brooklyn shootings occurred in three locations within a mile and a half radius near the 69 Precinct:

-1571 Remsen Avenue

-2105 Rockaway Parkway

-East 108th Street & Flatlands 4th Street

Police say all the victims are believed to be the intended targets.

Police held a press conference to give an update after multiple people were shot in Canarsie.

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In the first incident, a 23-year-old woman was shot four times in the chest around 6:20 p.m.. She was taken to Brookdale Hospital by private means.

Ten minutes later, three males were shot. A 19-year-old was shot in the elbow, another 19-year-old was shot in the leg and another 19-year-old was shot in the back. All three of those victims were taken to Brookdale Hospital by EMS.

Two minutes after that, a 19-year-old man who was accompanied by a female on a scooter was shot one time in his back. The female may have suffered injuries from falling off the scooter.

Police say the victims' injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Authorities say a white, four-door sedan was involved in each of the shootings.

Eyewitness News learned Tuesday morning that police have located the van. It had been trashed and abandoned.

"Right now we need the public's assistance, if anyone does have information, we're gonna ask for you to reach out to 1-800-577-TIPS," said Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison.

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