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Five shot at Brooklyn vigil, police say

Posted at 2:20 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 11:13:16-04

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Three women and two men were shot at a Brooklyn vigil on Monday night, police and sources said.

They were on Sterling Street near Brooklyn Avenue just before 11 p.m. when shots, believed to be from two shooters, rang out, police said.

A 29-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the head, a 39-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the back and a 30-year-old man whose head was grazed by a bullet all went to a local hospital by private means.

A 24-year-old woman who was shot in the shoulder walked to the 71 Precinct and was transported to the hospital from there, police said. A 30-year-old man who was shot in the back was taken to the hospital by emergency medical services from near the scene of the shooting.

No arrests have been made.

Police released surveillance footage of the suspects sought.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Editor's note: The injury location of one of the victims has been updated. The number of suspected shooters has also been updated.