BROOKLYN — Three men were injured when a gunman with a history of violence shot up a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens street Sunday afternoon, cops said.
Kevon Brown, 30, first shot two men — ages 25 and 42 — outside 33 Lenox Rd. at 3:24 p.m., according to the NYPD. He wounded the first victim in his torso and the other in his torso and leg, police said.
Two cops walking nearby heard the blasts and ran over, but when Brown saw them, he shot at them and ran, police said.
The cops, who were not injured, did not return fire, cops said.
A few doors down, Brown ran into a 24-year-old man, police said. He grappled with the man, and in the struggle, shot him in the neck before running off, police said.
The 42-year-old man who was shot in his torso and leg was rushed to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, police said.
The two other victims were taken to the same hospital and were stable, cops said.
It's unclear why Brown initially opened fire. Police said their investigation is ongoing.
Brown has been arrested in New York City at least nine times for assault and drug related crimes, police sources said.
He is 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighs 185 pounds, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and multi-colored shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).