Fatal shooting prompts portion of West Indian American Day festivities to be relocated

Police say a man opened fire into a

Police say a man opened fire into a crowd of people during the West Indian Day festivities around 3:30 a.m. on Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights. (Credit: News 12 )

BROOKLYN - A fatal shooting in Crown Heights prompted some West Indian American Day festivities to be rerouted earlier this morning.

Police say a man opened fire into a crowd of people during the West Indian American Day festivities around 3:30 a.m. on Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights.

They say a man in his 20s was shot in the torso and died at Kings County Hospital.  A  22-year-old woman who was shot in the ankle and a 22-year-old man who was shot in the leg are expected to be OK.

The investigation into the shooting prompted a partial closure of Empire Boulevard, forcing a portion of the festivities to be relocated.

No arrests have been made in the case, and the investigation is ongoing.

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