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1 killed, 5 wounded in Brooklyn drive-by shooting, police say

6 shot in Brooklyn drive-by shooting
Posted at 10:54 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 09:07:17-04

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — Six people were shot, including one fatally, in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn late Wednesday night, according to authorities.

Police said officers responded to a 911 call around 10:20 p.m. to the scene on Hawthorne Street, near Nostrand Avenue, in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood.

Upon arrival, police determined six people in total had been struck by gunfire, the NYPD said.

Gunfire erupted when a white car, possibly an Infinity, drove up and two or three men opened fire from within the vehicle, according to a spokesperson for the NYPD.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the chest. He was rushed by EMS to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

According to police, the five other victims included a 26-year-old man shot in the leg, a 27-year-old man shot in the groin, a 28-year-old man grazed in the back, a 29-year-old man shot in the leg and a 29-year-old woman who was shot in the leg.

All of these victims were also taken by EMS to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Their conditions were not released.

Cops said there were no arrests and the investigation was ongoing as of Thursday morning.

Police said they believe the shooting was gang-related, however it was not immediately clear who they might have been aiming for or what the motivation was for the shooting.

Correction: This story initially inadvertently misidentified the day of the incident.