Gunman shoots four people at Crown Heights candlelight vigil: NYPD

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A gunman opened fire at a candlelight vigil in Crown Heights early Monday morning, sending four people to local hospitals with serious injuries, according to authorities.

Mourners gathered on Buffalo Avenue near Sterling Place to grieve the recent passing of a Crown Heights woman — who perished of natural causes last week — at 2 a.m. on Aug. 5, when the shooter fired off eight rounds, striking two men and two women, according to police.

Paramedics rushed the men — a 33-year-old in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest, and a 24-year-old in stable condition who was shot in the leg — to Kings County Hospital, according to police.

First responders took the two women — a 33-year-old with a wound to her back, and a 49-year-old who was shot in the right leg — to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, cops said.

All victims are expected to survive, according to authorities.

No arrests have been made, and police are investigating the incident as possibly gang related, according to a police spokeswoman.

The shooting comes just over a week after two shooters opened fire at a street fair in Brownsville on July 27, killing one and leaving 11 others injured.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at
Updated 12:21 pm, August 5, 2019
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