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6 People Wounded in 3 Brooklyn Shootings Overnight, Police Say

By Gwynne Hogan | October 18, 2017 8:50am

BROOKLYN — Five men and a teenage boy were were shot in three separate shootings overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning, police said.

In the first instance, three men and a 15-year-old boy were walking into an apartment building near Rogers Avenue and Martense Street when gunfire from a passing car hit them about 8 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said.

A 31-year-old was hit in the chest while a 21-year-old took a bullet to the back, police said. Bullets grazed the boy and a 46-year-old, police said.

All of the men were rushed to area hospitals in stable condition, officials said.

It wasn't immediately clear if the victims knew each other.

The blue and white car fled and there hadn't been any arrests as of Wednesday, police said.

In the second incident, at about 8:10 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder and neck about a mile away at Bedford Avenue and Union Street in Crown Heights, police said.

He was treated at Kings County Hospital, where he's listed in stable condition, police said.

Police arrested Anthony Fuller, 23, a few blocks away carrying a loaded Kel-Tec 9mm pistol, police said.

Fuller, of Crown Heights, was arrested for weapons possession, but hadn't yet been charged with assault, police said Wednesday morning.

In the third case, a 28-year-old man was shot once in the leg outside of 224 York St. in Vinegar Hill about 2:40 a.m., officials said.

He was in stable condition when taken to Methodist Hospital and no arrests had been made as of Wednesday morning, police confirmed.

It wasn't immediately clear what sparked any of the overnight shootings.