Police: 2 men killed in 2 Brooklyn shootings

Police say two men were killed in two separate shootings hours apart in East New York.

Police say two men were killed in two separate shootings hours apart in East New York. (7/18/15)

BROOKLYN - Police say two men were killed in two separate shootings hours apart in East New York.

Officers found 37-year-old Dustin Jackson with gunshot wounds to the torso near Vermont Street and Livonia Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. He was transported to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say multiple shots were fired, hitting a parked car and a second-floor window of a nearby senior living facility. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

Authorities say Jackson lived on Bradford Street just a few blocks away from there.

They say the shooting marked the second homicide within the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn and the fourth around the city in 24 hours.

A few hours earlier, police say 22-year-old Stashun Thomas was found with gunshot wounds to the torso and right arm on Hegeman Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. He was also taken to Brookdale Hospital and pronounced dead.

It is unknown whether the two shootings are related, and police have made no arrests.

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