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5 Wounded in Apparent Revenge Shooting During Weekend of Gun Violence

Five People Shot in Bushwick
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NEW YORK CITY — Five people were wounded in Bushwick Saturday when a gunman opened fire on them in an apparent act of revenge during a weekend of gun violence, cops said.

Curtis Peterson, 23, unleashed a spray of bullets near 191 Menahan St. about 2 p.m., striking the victims, who ranged in age from 22 to 62 years old, according to the NYPD.

Saturday afternoon's Bushwick shooting followed another Friday night in the East Village that killed an 18-year-old boy and another in Staten Island Saturday morning that killed a 22-year-old man and injured a woman.

The violence spilled into Sunday evening, when an 18-year-old boy was killed and 16-year-old boy wounded in a Crown Heights shooting that evening, cops said.

Then, about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, a shooter wounded a woman and three men near 1445 Lincoln Pl. in East New York, police said.

The Bushwick shooting was apparently sparked when one of the victims, a 45-year-old man, filed a police report against Peterson after he threw a milkshake at the man's 18-year-old daughter, who had refused Peterson's advances earlier, according to the New York Post.

Enraged, Peterson and at least two other men later found the man in Bushwick and fired on him, striking his abdomen, cops said.

A 22-year-old man was hit in his leg, a 62-year-old man in his right ankle, a 45-year-old woman in her abdomen, and a 37-year-old woman in her right knee, police said.

All the victims were listed in stable condition at area hospitals, cops said.

Investigators recovered a .9 millimeter Taurus semiautomatic handgun at the scene, but Peterson remained at large as of Monday morning, they said.

Cops said Peterson, who has been arrested numerous times for assault and other crimes, is about 5-foot-10-inches-tall and 160 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).