Shooting at Brooklyn block party leaves eleven injured, one dead
A “brazen” lone gunman opened fire at a massive Brownsville, Brooklyn, block party on Saturday night, leaving a 38-year-old man dead and 11 others injured, law enforcement sources told The Post.
The gunfire erupted just before 11 p.m. as the annual two-day “Old Timers Day” party was ending and thousands of attendees were leaving, the sources said.
The violence was preliminarily blamed on a single shooter who remained at large early Sunday, and who had begun blasting into the crowd despite a contingent of some 100 cops monitoring the event, the sources said.
“I’ve never heard of 12 people shot in one incident ― ever,” one veteran investigator told The Post of the bloodshed at Mendoza Park at Christopher and Hegeman avenues.
“This is one of the worst, most brazen shootings I’ve ever seen.”