6-year-old boy and mother among 5 shot near Brooklyn J'ouvert celebration


 Shots rang out overnight in Brooklyn, sending five people to the hospital including a 6-year-old boy and his mother.


The shooting happened just a short distance from J'ouvert celebrations.

The event was supposed to be virtual this year, but hundreds still took to the streets overnight.

Eyewitness News obtained video of emergency medical workers rushing that little boy to an ambulance around 3 a.m.

He was shot in the leg and is expected to survive.

The chaos took place near the intersection of Crown Street and Nostrand Avenue.

Crowds gathered at the shooting scene.

Three men and a woman, confirmed by family to be the boy's mother, were also shot.
They were taken to Kings County Hospital, and all are believed to have injuries that are considered non-life-threatening.

NYPD's chief of department tweeted about the "senseless violence."


Two men are now being questioned.

6-year-old boy and mother among 5 shot near Brooklyn J'ouvert celebration 6-year-old boy and mother among 5 shot near Brooklyn J'ouvert celebration Reviewed by Anson Moore on September 07, 2020 Rating: 5

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