Earlier today, at 12:05 a.m., police responded to a 911 call about a shooting at 125 Taylor Street, at the Independence Towers, a NYC Housing Authority complex. When police arrived, they found a 33-year-old black male with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. EMS also responded and took him to Bellevue Hospital, where he is in critical condition.

There are no arrests at this time. Independence Towers, at Taylor and Bedford Avenues, is in the heart of Williamsburg's ultra-Orthodox Satmar community, and many of its residents are Hasidic (one of the six 21-story towers was reported as being 80% Hasidic).