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 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.
3 ppl shot, 1 at 366 Hewes transported to Woodhul hospital, 2’nd at 211 Union in front of @NYPD90Pct transported to Bellevue hospital, 3’rd victim walked into Woodhul hospital, Hatzolah treating 2 victims, 1 victim serious condition. Loi Luni. Perp fled possible in gold mini van. pic.twitter.com/qRwBHpSQsc
— Williamsburg News (@WMSBG) May 23, 2018
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.