The ultimate red card! Hook soccer game ends in gunfire

for The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

A man was shot in the behind when a friendly soccer match turned ugly in Red Hook Park on Sunday afternoon.

Police say that the 18-year-old soccer player was shot in the buttocks at around 3:45 pm after a dispute that apparently began on the field and spilled out to the sidelines.

The shooting victim was taken to Lutheran Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Guillermo Garcia, who was playing soccer in the park — which is located at the corner of Bay and Hicks Streets — told the Daily News that panic erupted after the shots were fired.

“First there was a sound — bam, bam, bam!” he said. “Then everyone was screaming and everyone started shouting.”

It’s certainly not the first time that heated battle on the Red Hook Park fields has gone beyond mere unsportsmanlike conduct.

In May, a 33-year-old man pummeled a 21-year-old soccer player with a metal baseball bat.

Updated 5:19 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: