BROOKLYN — A pregnant woman was one of five people shot in a gang-related drive-by shooting outside a Red Hook apartment building Monday night, police said.
Police said Marquise Frederick, 19, and another gunmen were riding in an SUV with another man drove up to 9A Dwight St., near Delavan Street, about 11:15 p.m. and opened fire on a crowd standing outside.
Three young women were hit and two of the girls, who are both 19 year old, were listed in critical condition at Lutheran Medical Center, police said. One was hit in her torso, wrist and buttocks while the other was hit in her neck, legs and buttocks, police said.
One of the women was four months pregnant and lost her child, according to NYPD Chief of Detective Bob Boyce.
A 20-year-old man was hit in his torso and legs, a 24-year-old man was hit in his legs and a 22-year-old woman was hit in her leg, police said. The two men were treated at Lutheran while the other woman was treated at Methodist Hospital, police said.
Police had not made any arrests as of Tuesday morning, an NYPD spokesman said.
All five victims were expected to survive.
The shooting was beleived to be retaliation for a prevous shooting late Sunday night at Bond and Warren streets near the Gowanus Houses, police believe.
Members of the Gowanus Houses crew had been looking for a member of the "Gangster Money Makers" based in the Red Hook Houses when they opened fire Monday night, Boyce said during a Tuesday afternoon press conference.
They did not hit their intended target, according to Boyce.
Monday night's gunfire erupted just down the street from the Coffey Park location where Red Hook's 21st annual Night Out Against Crime will be held Tuesday. The gunfire comes on the heels of a similar shooting in East New York that wounded nine people.