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Three men shot, one dead, after gunfire erupts in Williamsburg

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The crime scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where three men were shot on May 23, 2018. PHOTOS BY David Sarmiento.
View from above the scene where three men were shot, one of them fatally. PHOTO: David Sarmiento

Williamsburg, Brooklyn—Three men were wounded on Wednesday—one of them later succumbing to his injuries—after gunfire erupted on the street.

The shooting started at around 12:45 a.m. on Hewes Street near South 3rd Street, police said.

A 19-year-old male was shot in the head and was rushed to Woodhull Medical Center where he was pronounced dead; a second 19-year-old male was shot in the chest, and arrived at Woodhull MC by private means—he was listed in stable condition there, the NYPD said.

The crime scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where three men were shot on May 23, 2018. PHOTOS BY David Sarmiento.
Police officials standing at the scene where three men were shot, one of them fatally. PHOTO: David Sarmiento/@d.miento

The third shooting victim—a 21-year-old male— was shot once in the abdomen and then walked into the 90th Precinct station house, according to police; the man was later transported to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Williamsburg News—a local group that publishes news updates and photos on their Twitter account—released photos that show a man inside the 90th Precinct, surrounded by volunteer medical workers and police officers.

After the two surviving men were released from the hospital, they were arrested and charged for their roles in the shooting, the NYPD stated; police did not immediately release exactly what either man was being charged with.

Police will not release the identity of the deceased 19-year-old until his family can be notified.

The NYPD said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

The crime scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where three men were shot on May 23, 2018. PHOTOS BY David Sarmiento.
Police officials standing at the scene where three men were shot, one of them fatally. PHOTO: David Sarmiento/@d.miento