One killed, two wounded in Brooklyn play­ground shooting

By Spectrum News NY1  |

One person was killed and two others wounded after gunfire erupted at a Brooklyn playground early Thursday night.

It happened just after 6:30 p.m. at the Bushwick Playground at Woodbine Street & Knickerbocker Avenue.

A children’s soccer practice was happening nearby when the shots rang out.

Witnesses say they heard about six shots and then saw one of the victim’s collapse.

Police say the 21-year-old victim who died was shot in the back.

The two other victims remain in the hospital.

Police say the suspected shooters are two males in their 20s.

An investigation was ongoing as of late Thursday night.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

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