CROWN HEIGHTS — Police found a 25-year-old man critically wounded by gunshots in the lobby of a Crown Heights apartment building over Labor Day weekend, investigators said.
Officers responded to a 911 call at 1651 Carroll St. near Utica Avenue roughly 12:50 a.m. on Sunday and found the 25-year-old in the lobby of the building with two gunshot wounds to his chest and one to his back.
The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition. He remains hospitalized, sources said, but his condition is unclear.
Investigators believe the shooting took place nearby at Utica Avenue and Union Street. No suspects have been identified in the shooting and the investigation is ongoing, police said.
The shooting was part of a rash of violence in the neighborhood over the holiday weekend that claimed three men’s lives and injured several others in the area in a series of shootings and stabbings.
As Labor Day weekend began, two men — Christopher Burgin, 29, and Rickie Young, 37 — were shot and killed Friday morning in eastern Crown Heights and in nearby Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. The next day, Damon Haskin, 41, was shot and killed on Sterling Place between Washington and Classon avenues.
On the holiday, a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death at Grand Army Plaza during the pre-West Indian Day Parade event, J’Ouvert. A short time later, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's staffer, Carey Gabay, 43, was shot in the head and critically wounded in a shootout near the Ebbets Field apartments in Crown Heights. Throughout the day, four other people were injured in two stabbings and two shootings in separate locations.