CROWN HEIGHTS — A series of shootings and a stabbing left one man dead and three others wounded in separate incidents near the West Indian Parade route early Monday.
A 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the torso and another man was shot at Eastern Parkway and Plaza Street East just after 2 a.m., according to police.
The stabbing victim was hurt in the torso and taken to New York Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
The other victim, a 21-year-old man, was shot in the buttock and was also taken to Methodist Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
No arrests had been made in connection with the incident later Monday morning, police said.
At roughly 3:30 a.m. a man was shot in the finger at Bedford Avenue and Empire Boulevard.
An individual was arrested in connection with the shooting and a firearm was recovered, according to an NYPD spokesman. No further details were available.
Shortly after, just two blocks down at 1680 Bedford Ave., a 43-year-old man later identified as Carey Gabay, an aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, was shot in the head at 3:41 a.m., police said. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and no arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon, officials said.
The incidents all took place in the same area as the pre-parade festival known as J’Ouvert, which kicked off early Monday morning, according to reports.
On Monday afternoon, around 3:15 p.m., a man was stabbed near Lincoln Place and Rochester Avenue, close to the start of the West Indian Day Parade route, FDNY officials said.
The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital in serious condition.