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'It was pure pandemonium': Man, 38, is killed as TWELVE people - including a child - are shot in a hail of gunfire at a Brooklyn playground during annual block party 'old timers' event

The 'Brownsville Old Timers Week' features food stalls and live entertainment, with a flyer posted on Facebook showing that the second part of the two-day event kicked off at 6pm on Saturday evening

  • Twelve people were shot on a playground in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn Saturday night
  • At least one person has died from their injuries - a 38-year-old man - according to police sources
  • A child is reported to be among those injured in the mass shooting 
  • The shooting came as the park was crowded with people for a community event which attracted hundreds of attendees Brownsville Park was the site of the neighborhood's annual community block park

A 38-year-old man has died following a mass shooting at a park in New York City

Eleven other people - including a child - were injured as a hail of gunfire erupted at Brownsville Playground in Brooklyn at around 11pm on Saturday night.  

The area was teeming with locals who were out celebrating 'Old Timers Week' - an annual community block party in its 56th year.  

A single shooter - still at large -  is believed to be responsible for the tragedy, according to The New York Post.   

Following the incident, scores of police and EMS response teams descended upon the area before victims were rushed to nearby hospitals.  

Detectives were seen pacing the area, with one abandoned firearm found among discarded cups and bottles that littered the ground following the festival. 

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Twelve people were shot at Brownsville Playground in Brooklyn on Saturday night following after a gunmen opened fire on patrons celebrating at an annual community block party

Twelve people were shot at Brownsville Playground in Brooklyn on Saturday night following after a gunmen opened fire on patrons celebrating at an annual community block party

One woman was seen to be in a serious condition following the shooting as she was stretchered to an ambulance by an EMS worker

One woman was seen to be in a serious condition following the shooting as she was stretchered to an ambulance by an EMS worker

Scores of police and EMS response teams descended upon the area in the wake of the mass shooting rendering assistance to the victims

Scores of police and EMS response teams descended upon the area in the wake of the mass shooting rendering assistance to the victims

Several victims had to be rushed to hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the mass shooting

Several victims had to be rushed to hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the mass shooting

A 38-year-old man died after sustaining gunshot wounds in the shooting, according to police sources

A 38-year-old man died after sustaining gunshot wounds in the shooting, according to police sources 

Detectives were seen pacing the area, with one abandoned firearm found among discarded cups and bottles that littered the ground following the festival

Detectives were seen pacing the area, with one abandoned firearm found among discarded cups and bottles that littered the ground following the festival

One witness described the aftermath of the shooting as 'pure pandemonium' as stunned victims ran for cover

One witness described the aftermath of the shooting as 'pure pandemonium' as stunned victims ran for cover 

Bystanders are seen shaken by the mass shooting - with the gunman responsible for the tragedy still at large as of early Sunday morning

One witness told The New York Post that the gunfire came as a complete surprise - and didn't appear to be caused by an altercation. 

'I heard shots and I ducked. When I stuck my head up, and the smoke cleared, it was pure pandemonium,' he recalled. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio posted shortly after midnight on Sunday: 'We had a terrible shooting in Brownsville tonight that shattered a peaceful neighborhood event. Our hearts go out to the victims. 

'We will do everything in our power to keep this community safe and get guns off our streets.'

The 'Brownsville Old Timers Week' features food stalls and live entertainment, with a flyer posted on Facebook showing that the second part of the two-day event kicked off at 6pm on Saturday. 

Facebook photos posted just hours before the shooting show a tranquil scene, with dozens of people pictured enjoying the block party beneath leafy trees. 

Police have not revealed whether they currently have any suspects in relation to the deadly incident, and the situation is still developing.  

A heavy police presence was in place around Brownsville Park overnight

Brownsville Park was the site of the neighborhood's annual community block park
At the time of the shooting, the area was teeming with people who were out celebrating 'Brownsville Old Timers Week'

At the time of the shooting, the area was teeming with people who were out celebrating 'Brownsville Old Timers Week'

An NYPD officer is seen combing the crime scene for clues early on Sunday morning after the area was cordoned off to the public

An NYPD officer is seen combing the crime scene for clues early on Sunday morning after the area was cordoned off to the public

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the incident, describing it as 'terrible shooting'

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the incident, describing it as 'terrible shooting' 

The 'Brownsville Old Timers Week' features food stalls and live entertainment, with a flyer posted on Facebook showing that the second part of the two-day event kicked off at 6pm on Saturday evening

The 'Brownsville Old Timers Week' features food stalls and live entertainment, with a flyer posted on Facebook showing that the second part of the two-day event kicked off at 6pm on Saturday evening

Facebook photos posted just hours before the shooting show a tranquil scene, with dozens of people pictured enjoying the block party beneath leafy trees

Facebook photos posted just hours before the shooting show a tranquil scene, with dozens of people pictured enjoying the block party beneath leafy trees

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Comment by Jerome S [ Barz ] on July 30, 2019 at 5:41am

The police are instructed on what to do ,and what NOT to do and where to go and NOT to go. As well-known as this gentrificate process is-it is unstoppable if awareness of it is SUPPRESSED. In this case, the attempt is to "shoot them out" on one side and devalue the property on another. Appreciate the ack, Ock @Nexus.

Comment by Nexus on July 29, 2019 at 10:16pm
3 killed in Cali and 15 hurt
Comment by Nexus on July 29, 2019 at 10:14pm
When I lived in NYC, I've attended concerts at this park and it went well.
Comment by Nexus on July 29, 2019 at 10:13pm
19 year old just shot up a concert in Cali..clearly it's not just Melanates that have this issue..
Comment by GospelPan on July 29, 2019 at 4:11pm
And people wonder why I don’t go to these kinds of events anymore...
Comment by Nexus on July 29, 2019 at 5:16am
@Jerome you are spot on. About 10 years ago when loads of pop up storage facilities were being built I warned my friends and family that they all will be pushed out oh BK one way or another...
Comment by Lu on July 29, 2019 at 1:50am
-AV Redwood. Anytime you feel like a quantum bully. Show yourself. I'm showing myself 100%.Not behind closets, smokescreen, lying, and scheming. THE TRUTH ANGERS AND HURT ITS DIRECTED AT ...ALL THE TIME. I MAKE NO EXCUSES FOR MY PREFERENCES. WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE FOR YOUR CONFUSION?
Comment by Jerome S [ Barz ] on July 29, 2019 at 1:16am

I have reason to believe that this incident is directly tied into the gentri-turn over. As the shooter apparently  couldn't be identified even with all of the people/police present. The incident is intended to lower property values, while motivating the locals  to move far away. Property is at it's  lowest- gents buy low /revamp/$ell so high it's not affordable - ka-ching. Overheard at a block party. Same time. 

Comment by AV Redwood on July 28, 2019 at 11:08pm
It’s idiots like you that are raising these monsters! Just look at your thoughts! Bitter fatty
Comment by Lu on July 28, 2019 at 10:03pm
Exactly. I have been seeing a lot of posts from these sensitive CLOWNS and coons. TRYING TO PROVE THAT THEY CAN MAKE A POINT. Not realizing, you're EXPOSING your true identity- Losers, Gaining, Benefits, Thinking it's Quality. NOT, TAKE THAT RAINBOW RHETORIC SOMEWHERE ELSE. SELAH

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