Pols call for peace in wake of deadly Flatbush funeral shooting

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Pols and community leaders are calling for an end to violence in Flatbush after gunmen killed two and wounded four others after a funeral on Monday night.

Borough President Adams, Councilmen Jumaane Williams (D–Flatbush), Mathieu Eugene (D–Kensington), and local leaders gathered on Tuesday morning to call for peace near the spot where police said unidentified assailants killed Michael Murphy, 44, of Queens and Bronx resident Sharieff Clayton, 40.

“It’s appalling that someone could go to a funeral and this tragedy happen. A funeral should not spawn additional funerals,” Williams said. “We must finally address this insanity. We cannot treat these tragic incidents as the norm”

The shootings took place outside Emmanuel Church of God on Flatbush Avenue between East 26th Street and Foster Avenue shortly before 8:30 pm, police said. When cops arrived at the scene, they found six people suffering from gunshot wounds. Murphy and Clayton were transported to Kings County Hospital Center with torso wounds, and both were pronounced dead at the hospital, a report said.

Cops found two women and one man outside the church. The victims were brought to area hospitals and are all in stable condition. Authorities also found another man nearby with a gunshot wound to the torso who is in stable condition at Kings County Hospital, according to police.

The shooting appears to have been the result of a decades-long dispute between people attending the funeral, including one of the dead men, Williams said.

Police had not made any arrests as of Tuesday afternoon.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Updated with a quote from Councilman Jumaane Williams.
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Common Cents from Crown Heights says:
Another graduate of the catch and release plea bargain system in NYC. Guaranteed the shooter(s) had prior violent convictions of charges that were downgraded. Nice job.
April 28, 2015, 3:17 pm
MJ from Bay Ridge says:
can people just get along.
April 28, 2015, 6:28 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
I didn't expect to find someone impersonating me being a racist. I'm glad to see that someone using my name knows to go in the full racist direction to be the opposite of me though.
April 28, 2015, 6:51 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
In an article about Brooklyn's elected leaders, who happen to be black, we get racists like Moshe and my impostor trying to claim that black lives don't matter to black people. Common Cents at least has a critique of the justice system. The other two have nothing but racism to peddle.
April 28, 2015, 6:56 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Mike from Williamsburg,

Do you think you're the only person in Williamsburg named Mike? Get over yourself, transplant.
April 29, 2015, 9:06 am
Jim from Clinton Hill, says:

"This is not new. This has been going on for decades. And without making any excuses for criminal activities that take place in these communities, we also know if you have impoverished communities that have been stripped away of opportunity". Said President Obama today.

The President thinks we all live in a tunnel, ain't no heat beating up on BLACKS when BLACK tugs riot and loot after their team wins the basketball championship, BLACKS are angry, so they destroy their neighborhood mom & pop shop owned by BLACKS, BLACK lives matter, but not when they are killed by BLACKS, the majority of WHITES and law enforcement have a problem with your policies and racist statements, we don't riot or loot, doesn't food stamps cover a 12 pk of toilet paper, the thugs all have IPhone 6 or Galaxy w/camera's (that's how they tape assaults), so where are they "impoverished".

Yes, it has been going on for decades, read Mr. President some before you were born, all of them by BLACKS, "without making any excuses" and then you go ahead and find many. "stripped away of opportunity" of what, after looting & torching CVS, to go to Walgreens, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, would your daughter take one of these looters to the prom? (opportunity),
Go ahead and fight terrorists in third world countries, cause you can't or won't fight BLACK terrorist at home.
April 29, 2015, 11:28 am
gimme from yours says:
Looks like Adams is checking out that dudes package and is horribly disappointed yo
April 29, 2015, 12:25 pm
gimme from yours says:
I know this because it's the same look of disgust i see on the faces of women who happen to look at my face.
April 29, 2015, 1:38 pm
gimme from yours says:
You wish imposter! Haha..Da real good looking gimme here :)
April 29, 2015, 2:33 pm

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