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Suspect arrested in shooting that injured 5, including 6-year-old boy and his mom, in Brooklyn

Brooklyn shooting early Labor Day morning
Posted at 2:58 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 19:25:48-04

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Police arrested a suspect in the Labor Day shooting that injured five, including a 6-year-old boy and his mom, in Brooklyn, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday.

The 15-year-old suspect was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, attempted murder and five counts of felony assault, police said.

Shots rang out around 2:50 a.m. Monday near Crown Street and Nostrand Avenue in the Crown Heights area, near an unauthorized party celebrating J'Ouvert.

Three adult men, ages 34, 40 and 46 were hit by bullets, as well as a woman, 47, and her 6-year-old son, police said. The mom and son were getting out of a cab when they were shot. The boy was hit in the leg and his mother was struck in the foot.

Despite the shooting, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said the community and police worked well to keep violence down on a weekend that's often rife with gun violence.

"We heard the gunshots where five people where shot, but you know what? Let's talk about the gunshots we didn't hear," he said.