Crime

5 Shot Including A 6 Year Old Boy In Mayor DeBlasio’s NYC

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Five people, including a 6-year-old boy, were shot in an area where people had gathered for an overnight celebration known as J’Ouvert in New York early Monday, police said. CBS New York reports the shooting happened at an intersection in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood as people were out in the area for the festivities.

But it’s unclear whether the shooting had any relationship to J’Ouvert, which is meant as a celebration of freedom from slavery.

The boy was shot in the leg, police said. A 47-year-old woman and three men, ranging in age from 34 to 45, also suffered gunshot wounds in their legs and feet. All five were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered to be life threatening.

One neighbor told CBS New York the 47-year-old victim stopped by with her son to check on her older daughter, who was attending the party.

“Only reason she was over here was because her daughter wasn’t answering the phone. After she spoke to her daughter, they were walk… (Read more)

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