Two dead in Coney, one dead in Brownsville following multiple shootings Tuesday night

A gunman slayed two men in a Coney Island shooting on Aug. 20, police said.
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Cops are searching for the gunman who fatally shot two people in Coney Island Tuesday night.

The shooter opened fire on W. 19th Street between Neptune and Mermaid avenues at just after 10 p.m. on Aug. 20, shooting a 27-year-old man in the abdomen and a 38-year-old man in the head, according to authorities.

Emergency responders transported the two victims to Coney Island Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The gunman fled the scene, and police have not made any arrests, officials claim.

Cops are investigating another Tuesday night shooting that left a man dead in Brownsville.

A gunman shot 28-year-old Arsenio Gravesande in the hip on the corner of Union Street and Sutter Avenue around 9:20 p.m.

EMS transported Gravesande to Brookdale Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police said investigations into both shootings remain ongoing.

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.

Reach reporter Rose Adams at or by calling (718) 260–8306. Follow her on Twitter @rose_n_adams
Updated 11:59 am, August 21, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

MK from Bed Stuy says:
Let’s add two more killings in Jamaica last night for a grand total of 5 .Waiting for marches and protests from BLM. Waiting for speeches from Al Sharpton. The truth is these lives don’t matter to the politicians who have made a mockery of law enforcement. They don’t matter to Eric Gonzalez who gives criminals a slap on the wrist or to the other incompetent leaders who blame everything on racism and white supremacy. The bloodshed will get worse as the city votes in more of these ‘progressive’ politicians.
Aug. 21, 10:22 am
shocked citizen from midwood says:
Shut off the gun supply. Reduce the slaughter.
Aug. 21, 11:43 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Time to rethink the 2nd amendment, too many guns in America.
Aug. 21, 12:13 pm
Gary from Neck Road says:
The second amendment is for law abiding citizens. Not criminal gang bangers, outlaws, jesse james, or billy the kid.
Aug. 21, 4:55 pm
Local from Here says:
Typical liberal authoritarian wanting to rip up the Constitution because it gives citizens rights that the anti car and gun nuts want to take away. You will never take our guns or cars pinko commie.
Aug. 21, 5:36 pm
Gary from Neck Road says:
You get rid of 2nd amendment we will be like Mexico. Then there will be no where decent for illegals to run to.
Aug. 22, 12:40 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Lots of uneducated racist trump supporters posting comments here. They boast their bigotry so proudly, yet hide their real identity. I wonder why that is?
Aug. 22, 8:01 am
Hugh Mungus says:
I agree with the comments and I am torn between Buttcheecks and Kameltoe
Aug. 22, 8:19 am
Gary from Neck Road says:
We are a divided nation on purpose. Are you going to tell me that conservatives like D'nesh D'sousa, Ben Shapiro, and the like are uneducated. Did the Ivy league make a mistake in admitting them. There is a longer list but I have no time to list them. Where were you educated Mr. Ford?
Aug. 22, 5:02 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
It's so funny that your only rebuttal is that they are educated and not that they're "not racist".
Aug. 23, 9:14 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
If you are racist, you are ignorant.
Aug. 23, 9:15 pm
Gary from Neck Road says:
I don't accept your premise that they are racist. Nothing to defend.
Aug. 25, 1:32 am

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