- Police in New York were investigating a shooting in Brooklyn Saturday night block party that left as many as eleven people injured. Panic followed the shooting as people ran from the scene.
The shooting reportedly happened around 11 p.m. at a playground in the area of Hegeman Ave. and Christopher Ave. in the Brownville section. That is the area of the Brownsville Recreation Center but it was unclear if that is where the shooting took place. An annual Old Timers event was being held outside the recreation center.
Video from the scene showed a chaotic scene and a large crowd of people. Police were trying to move people away from the area.
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. The Associated Press said that 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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a "terrible shooting" in an early morning tweet. He went on to say that "Our hearts go out to the victims."