Police: Fight leads to East New York shooting; 3 injured

A fight broke out just moments before the shooting at the corner of Blake Avenue and Milford Street last night.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2021, 11:18 AM

Updated 1,011 days ago

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Three people were injured in a shooting in East New York Tuesday night that sent two people to the hospital, police say.
A fight broke out just moments before the shooting at approximately 8 p.m., at the corner of Blake Avenue and Milford Street.
Two of the victims, a 30-year-old man shot in both of his legs and a 36-year-old man shot in his right hand, were transported to Brookdale Hospital. Police say the third victim, a 21-year-old man, was shot in his right thigh but refused medical attention.
The shooting comes just days after a woman says a stray bullet hit her in the head while she was inside her apartment just blocks away from Blake and Montauk avenues.
Police say they are looking for three Black men in connection to the shooting. The relationship between the suspects and victims is unclear at this time.
This most recent act of gun violence has left some in the area frustrated.
Community activist Tony Herbert tells News 12 he will call on state lawmakers and Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams to raise the mandatory sentencing minimum for illegal possession of a firearm to 10 years, with no plea deals and no parole.
On Monday night, Adams was among other local officials that met with President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland to discuss efforts to address gun violence in cities across the country.
The meeting followed on last month's announcement of the Biden Administration's comprehensive strategy on violent crime prevention, which implements measures to reduce violent crime through investments in community policing, community violence intervention programs, and efforts to restrict the flow of guns in and out of communities.


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