One person is dead after a shooting in a Brooklyn playground on Thursday evening. Two others were injured.
According to the NYPD, police officers, responding to 911 calls around 6:34 p.m., found three males shot at Bushwick Playground at Knickerbocker Avenue and Madison Street: a 21-year-old man who was shot in the back; a 20-year-old man shot in the back and left elbow; and a 20-year-old man who was grazed in the left forearm.
The 21-year-old was taken to Wyckoff Hospital where he was pronounced dead, while the two 20-year-old were taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition. WCBS 2 reports that a group had been fighting in the playground before the gunman fired.
#BREAKING Police confirm three people shot in Brooklyn. It happened inside a basketball court on a busy Thursday afternoon while an entire soccer team was practicing on field. @PIX11News #Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/sCUUGPP2bN
— Cristian Benavides (@cbenavidesTV) July 26, 2018
"The shooting appeared to be gang-related and the victims were allegedly members of the Trinitarios," sources told the NY Post.
A soccer team was practicing in the park when the shooting took place. One child told reporters, "I was practicing, and then I heard six shots. I saw people running from the basketball court towards the field. Then my coach told us to run towards our parents and then we ran and we just saw a kid running and he fell down in the field and he was like, bleeding."
A girl said she thought the shots were fireworks at first but then she ran.