NEW YORK — Police say a child was killed and a woman was injured in a shooting in Brooklyn on Thursday.
Officers were sent to Linden Boulevard and East 56th Street in East Flatbush around 7:45 p.m. in response to 911 calls for shots fired.
At the scene, they found three individuals inside a parked vehicle — a 20-year-old woman, a 12-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl. Police say the three were family members who live in the area.
The 12-year-old boy, who was in the passenger seat, had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 20-year-old woman, who was in the driver’s scene, was also shot multiple times. She was taken to a local hospital, where she underwent surgery. She is expected to survive.
The 8-year-old girl was in the back seat of the car and was uninjured.
Police say according to their preliminary investigation, they had pulled over to eat some food when shots were fired, striking their vehicle.
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The motive for the shooting is unknown. Police say they’re potentially looking for two black sedans in connection with the shooting.
“The question I continue to ask, what about the innocent people? What about people that are sitting in their cars and they’re shot and killed? We hear so much about those who are fighting, but when are we going to start fighting for the innocent people of this city? And I’m going to do that, and this police department’s going to do that,” Mayor Eric Adams said. “We’re going to catch this shooter, but at long as we have guns and a revolving door system, we’re going to continue to come to crime scenes like these. It’s time for it to stop and that’s why we’re here. We’re going to do our job. We need everyone to help us ending this senseless violence.”
Police ask anyone with information regarding this shooting to call 1-800-577-TIPS.