“#Man in wheelchair among seven people shot in Brooklyn on Monday night”
June 9, 2020 | 10:28pm
Victor Windley, 35, was hanging out with three other people in front of a house on Bristol Street in Brownsville when shots rang out at about 11:45 p.m.
“Everybody was having a good time drinking when they heard shots,” he later told investigators, police sources said. “They really thought it was fireworks.”
Windley didn’t realize at first he was shot, but first responders determined he was hit in the stomach and now has a bullet lodged in his kidney. He’s recovering at Kings County Hospital and did not respond to request for comment.
Three other people were injured in the shooting along with Windley, a 24-year-old woman, a 50-year-old man and a 17-year-old, cops said.
The woman was struck in the back of the head with a bullet and was the most gravely injured out of the four. She was in critical but stable condition at Brookdale Hospital on Tuesday.
A motive was not immediately clear, but cops said the shooting started after a dispute on the street.
The Brownsville shooting was the last in three bursts of violence in Brooklyn that left seven people wounded in a matter of minutes Monday.
About five minutes earlier, two men, ages 27 and 34, were each struck in the leg on Bainbridge Street near Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant, cops said.
They were both recovering at Kings County Hospital Tuesday. Minutes later, a 35-year-old man was shot on Flatbush Avenue near Ditmas Avenue in Flatbush, police said. He too was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to survive.
At a press conference about NYPD policies in the wake of the George Floyd protests, union head Pat Lynch cited Monday’s shootings and a rise in crime last week as evidence that police were under attack. “The signs on the street are dictating the legislation that happens. But it’s worse than that. We here in the city are doing this in the backdrop of a night where we had seven shootings in four minutes,” Lynch said at the press conference.
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