The Latest: NYPD: 2 shooters in Brooklyn playground gunfire

July 29, 2019 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a shooting a Brooklyn park (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

The New York Police Department believes two shooters were involved in gunfire at a Brooklyn neighborhood festival that left one man dead, another person in critical condition and 10 others wounded.

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill says the shooting late Saturday night “was a tragic end to a wonderful weekend.”

Police officials say investigators are still canvassing the scene in the Brownsville section of the borough. One gun has been recovered.

No arrests have been made yet. Authorities are asking anyone with cell phone video or other information to get in touch.


Thousands of people and more than 100 officers had spent Friday and Saturday at the annual “Old Timers’ day” celebration.

The event was coming to a close when the gunfire took place.


9:10 a.m.

New York City’s police commissioner says no arrests have been made yet in the shooting that killed one man and wounded 11 others in the east Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville late Saturday night.

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill says six of the people wounded when shots were fired at a Brooklyn festival have been released from the hospital.

O’Neill says there were more than 100 officers and anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 people at the gathering, which he called a “great event” that had been held for years.

The identity of the 38-year-old man who was killed has not been released.

O’Neill spoke on NY1 on Sunday morning.


3:50 a.m.

New York City police say one man was killed in a late-night shooting at a Brooklyn park.

A police spokesman said early Sunday that a 38-year-old man who was dead on arrival at a local hospital was one of 12 people shot Saturday in the east Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville.

The condition of the other 11 people shot is not clear. No identities have been released.

Police have not released any information on possible suspects. No arrests have been made.

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted that the shooting “shattered a peaceful neighborhood event.” Brownsville’s annual Old Timers Event was to feature several performances in the vicinity of the shooting Saturday night.

De Blasio vowed in his tweet to “get guns off our streets.”


12:30 a.m.

A New York City police spokesman has confirmed that multiple people were shot near a playground in Brooklyn.

News outlets report the shooting happened late Saturday in the east Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville.

A New York City fire department spokesman said just after midnight that at least six people have been transported to local hospitals, with some in serious condition. He described the scene as “fluid.”

At around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a New York City police spokesman said 11 people had been shot, but that he couldn’t confirm their conditions. No further details were provided.