FLATBUSH — A teenage boy shot and wounded a woman and a teen girl across from the parade ground near Prospect Park Tuesday afternoon, sources said.
The unidentified 38-year-old woman was struck in the shoulder and the 15-year-old girl was hit in the leg, according to sources. They were taken to Kings County Hospital about 5 p.m., according to the FDNY. Their wounds were not life threatening.
The boy fled on a bike, but was quickly apprehended near the Brooklyn Museum, sources said.
The victims were standing outside 45 Parade Pl. near Crooke Avenue when the shooting happened, sources said.
Neighbors were stunned by the gunshots, which happened across the street from a playground.
"[I heard] three gunshots. I knew they weren't firecrakers," said Nadine Battle, who works in finances and lives in the area. She said she saw the teenage girl holding her leg.
"It looked like she was in shock," she said. "[Blood was] running from her thigh all the way to her shoe. The people in the park were screaming."
Battle said a man came to the girl's aid, calming her down and applying pressure to her wound.
Another woman, who has two children under the age of ten, said that she will think twice before allowing her kids to play in the park.
"They're not playing in it anymore. That's for sure," said the woman, who did not give her name for fear of retribution.
"It's just too much. They're so brazen, to shoot with children around and the police camera down there," she said referring to a NYPD surveillance tower parked a short distance away.
At least 20 police officers at Parade Place and Crooke Ave in Brooklyn where 2 females reportedly shot. pic.twitter.com/PIkpOgeFnZ— Ash Marshall (@AshMarshallMLB) May 12, 2015