3 Drive-By Shootings In 14-Minute Span Leave 5 Injured In Brooklyn

Steve Burns
July 14, 2020 - 7:00 am
Brooklyn drive-by shootings



NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Five people were shot over a span of 14 minutes in three drive-by shootings in Canarsie, Brooklyn as gun violence continues to surge across the city.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said a 23-year-old woman was shot four times in the chest around 6:20 p.m. Ten minutes later, three men were shot near 2105 Rockaway Parkway. Two minutes later, a man was shot in the back while walking with a woman who was riding a scooter.

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Police say each victim — who are all expected to survive — was an intended target.
Police believe the drive-by shootings are connected. Harrison said a white, four-door sedan was spotted at each scene. 

CBS2 reports the vehicle was found abandoned with a smashed up bumper parked outside of a motel on Conduit Boulevard. No arrests have been made.

There were at least a dozen other shootings around the city on Monday, with at least two fatalities. A man was killed in a separate incident in Canarsie and a 17-year-old was shot in the head while standing outside his apartment building in East Harlem. 

The gun violence comes not even 24 hours after a shooting claimed the life of a 1-year-old boy. Police said two men walked up and opened fire on a cookout near Raymond Bush Playground in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, killing the baby boy, identified as Davell Gardner, and wounding three men. No arrests have been made in that case.

Some are blaming the recent surge in shootings on the disbanding of the NYPD anti-crime unit – which consisted of 600 plainclothes officers focused on getting illegal guns off the streets.

"I think that a total elimination is something we need to reevaluate," Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told CBS2. "Right now bad guys are saying that if you don't see a blue and white you can do whatever you want."

Anyone with information about any of the shootings is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 

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