A disturbing video exhibits a person on a Citi bike who was shot and killed at shut vary in East Flatbush, Brooklyn
EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) – A disturbing video shows a young man targeting a man on a Citi bike and shooting him up close in Brooklyn.
It happened outside a store on Clarkston Avenue and East 53rd Street in East Flatbush at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday.
Simeon Pierrot, 21, was shot multiple times in the torso and once in the left forearm. He lived just one block from the crime scene.
He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
So far there have been no arrests.
The fatal shootout came when six more people were shot dead within two hours in Brooklyn on Thursday evening, including a triple shootout outside a pizzeria in Bergen Beach.
At 9.47 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the buttocks outside 1116 Putnam Avenue in Bushwick. He was taken to Brookdale University Hospital.
Then at 10 p.m., a 42-year-old man was shot in the left arm outside 609 Nostrand Avenue on Bergen Street in Crown Heights. He was taken to Kings County Hospital.
Less than an hour later, at 10:42 p.m., three teenagers aged 17-19 were injured when gunfire broke out outside a pizzeria on 2351 Ralph Avenue in Bergen Beach.
A 17-year-old was shot in the hip, an 18-year-old in the left foot and a 19-year-old in the thigh. They were taken to Mount Sinai and Brookdale University Hospital. The NYPD says the victims don’t cooperate with detectives.
Just before midnight at 11:46 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg outside 4111 Church Avenue in East Flatbush. He was taken to Kings County Hospital and there are no arrests in the incident.
There were a total of seven shootings with nine victims in New York City on Thursday.
All of these are young people with guns, and most of them are involved in gangs.
Pastor Gil Monrose has worked in his Brooklyn neighborhood for 16 years but said the past few months have been horrific.
“I was ordained in this church in 2005 and I never thought I’d do more funerals than weddings,” said Monrose.
Monrose has worked with governor and mayoral candidate Eric Adams and hopes their alliance will make a difference. He has also worked with the police on gang interventions and is grateful that Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced more summer jobs this week.
But he says community leaders, the mayor and the police need to do more.
“Everything makes a difference, there is no way, I am now saying there is a way to get us out of the situation we are in. It must all be on the table,” he said.
There were further reports of shootings across town on Friday.
A 32-year-old man was shot in the head around 4 p.m. in Harlem and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Around the same time, a man was shot in the leg outside the Astoria Houses in Queens after 4 p.m. He was taken to the hospital but is stable.
Shootings rose 23.38% in the city.
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