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2 women killed in crossfire of Brooklyn shootout

Posted at 11:57 PM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 09:43:50-04

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — Two women were caught in the crossfire and killed Wednesday evening after a shootout in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

The shootout happened about 9:30 p.m. at a party at 740 Gates Ave., at the low-rise Stuyvesant Gardens public-housing complex. The victims were found unconscious and unresponsive when police officers arrived.

The women who were caught in the exchange were a 21-year-old shot in the head and a 29-year-old shot in the back. They were pronounced dead at Woodhull and Kings County hospitals, respectively. Their names have not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Police say the women were shot as one of two men fired into a crowd.

A witness said both adults and children were there at the party.

If anyone has information on this double murder, they are urged to call the NYPD's Crime Stopper Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS​. All calls are confidential.