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Shooting At Brooklyn Community Event Leaves 1 Dead, 11 Injured

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to “do everything in our power to keep this community safe and get guns off our streets.”

A shooting at an outdoor Brooklyn community event on Saturday night killed one person and injured 11 others, The Associated Press reported Sunday, citing New York City police. 

One 38-year-old man who was shot in the head was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital, AP reported. His name was not released. The condition of the other victims is not yet known. 

According to the New York Post, the shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. as thousands of partygoers were leaving the event.  

“There were a lot of people just chilling and having a good time” when gunshots rang out, Kaseem Collins, a 19-year-old eyewitness, told The New York Daily News

“It was chaos,” Gary Miller, a food vendor at the event, told the paper. “People were breaking down, having outbursts.”

Miller also said he saw one “traumatized” woman clinging to a police officer. “Please don’t leave me,” Miller overheard her saying.

No arrests have been made and no suspect was identified.

 

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