Cops: Man fired into crowd in Clinton Hill, hitting three

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A gunman opened fire on a crowd of people last night in Clinton Hill, injuring three, police said.

The trouble started when a fight broke out on Waverly Avenue between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues around 11:15 pm, according to the authorities.

A group of gawkers gathered in the street during the brawl, then a lowlife pulled out a gun and started shooting, cops said. The dispute may have been over a woman, a police source stated.

Three people were hit and taken to Kings County Hospital Center, where they are in stable condition, according to cops. The shooter hit two 17-year-old girls, one in the right side of her chest and the other in the right thigh and left foot, as well as a 26-year-old man, who caught the hot lead in his right knee, cops said. None of those injured live in the neighborhood, law enforcement officials said.

The desperado is thought to be a slim man, about six feet tall, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Epiphany from Ex-Brooklyn says:
Inspiration by Brooklyn hero and ex-crack dealer Jay Z, who shot his own brother over business, man.

The summer fun has started early in Clinton Hill!
April 30, 2014, 3:30 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me, but I think I've seen this man. Did the police happen to mention if he was wearing sneakers, or workboots? Thank you for paying attention to this crucial matter.
April 30, 2014, 4:30 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I'm sorry for my above post; the man I was thinking of was morbidly obese. I missed the "slim" part of the description. Here's hoping for a pardon, and that this slim man is caught and brought to a swift justice.
April 30, 2014, 4:33 pm
jay from nyc says:
so who is the lucky "lady" involved with this "winner?"
April 30, 2014, 6:38 pm
NYPD from NY says:
Oh those damn hipsters!!!!!
They are always up to no good!
May 1, 2014, 10:46 am

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