Gunmen wound five in Red Hook, including pregnant woman

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A pair of maniacs sprayed gunfire into a group of people in Red Hook on Monday night, injuring five, two of them critically, cops said. One of the injured women was pregnant and as of Tuesday afternoon remained in critical but stable condition at Lutheran Medical Center, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

The assailants, driving an older model sports utility vehicle, stopped in front of a group of people standing near the corner of Dwight and Delevan streets and opened fire on the crow at 10:51 pm, wounding three women, one man, and one victim whose gender police did not specify, according to a report.

One woman, 19, was shot multiple times in her torso, buttocks, and legs, and was transported in critical condition to Lutheran Medical Center; a 20-year-old caught multiple bullets in the torso and legs and was brought to Lutheran in stable condition; another 19-year-old woman was shot multiple times in the neck and legs and was brought to Lutheran in critical condition; a 20-year-old man was shot multiple times in the legs and was brought with a 22-year-old woman shot once in the leg to New York Methodist Hospital in stable condition, according to a report.

Cops are investigating whether the shooting is linked to recent gang-related shootings in Red Hook and Gowanus, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. Unknown assailants shot a 20-year-old man three times in the torso and legs near the corner of Bond and Baltic streets in Gowanus early on Monday morning, cops said, but a police spokesman could not say whether the two incidents were related.

Borough President Adams said Brooklynites should not become jaded or see violence as commonplace.

“I don’t want people to just say ‘just another day in Brooklyn,’” said Adams. “It’s not just another day. Every time we have these shootings we should be just as jarred as the first time there’s a shooting.”

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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