1 Dead, 7 Injured in Shootings in Brooklyn
By Rebecca Fishbein
Aug 1, 2015 4:20 p.m.
1 person was killed and at least 7 were injured after a rash of shootings in Brooklyn that started Friday night and stretched into Saturday morning, according to police.
The NYPD says that 24-year-old Donnell Smith was found shot at around 1:42 a.m. this morning at 901 East 56th Street in Canarsie. Officers found him at the Glenwood Houses with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso; he was transported to Brookdale Hospital and declared dead.
"I heard gunshots, a lot of them," one resident of Glenwood Houses told the Post. "It's crazy to live here like this, shooting all night. I'm afraid in the house. You hear it all hours of the night."
Earlier, at around 7:45 p.m. on Friday, two women were struck with bullets in East Flatbush after a gunman opened fire. A 23-year-old victim sustained a graze wound on her arm, and a 53-year-old woman was grazed in the leg.
At 11:30 p.m., a 29-year-old man was struck with a bullet in the face in Flatlands. He is in stable condition at Kings County Hospital.
At 2 a.m. on Saturday, three people—two men ages 34 and 47, and one 18-year-old woman were struck with bullets when a gunman opened fire at Parkside Court in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Those victims are being treated at Kings County Hospital and are expected to survive.
And at 3 a.m., a 36-year-old man was shot in the hand when three people tried to rob him in Coney Island, near West 23rd Street and Neptune Avenue. He is in stable condition at an area hospital.