Police: Multiple people shot near playground in Bushwick

Police say multiple people were injured in a shooting this afternoon near a playground in Bushwick. Detectives say three males and one female were injured

Witnesses say the shooting stems from an incident that began Friday.

Witnesses say the shooting stems from an incident that began Friday. (7/20/13)

BUSHWICK - Police say multiple people were injured in a shooting this afternoon near a playground in Bushwick on the corner of Menahan Street and Knickerbocker Avenue.

Witnesses say the shooting stems from an incident that began Friday when a teenage girl's parents, one of whom is a corrections officer, filed a police report about her being bullied at work. Relatives say the men accused of bullying her came back today and opened fire.

Detectives say five people were injured, including the girl's father and step-mother, in the shooting that happened at around 2:20 p.m. Other victims include a 22-year-old man and a woman in her 60s. All are expected to survive, police say.

EMS officials say the victims were taken to area hospitals.

Authorities say the shooter is still on the loose.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
Animal rights activists continued to protest outside the 2 Protesters gather outside Ringling Bros. Circus
3 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a 4 New Brooklyn Academy of Music exhibit features virtual reality storytelling
Activists say they want the city to retract 5 Residents converge to protest Bedford Armory Development

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE