Another Shooting in the 88th!

Per NY1: Man Killed In Early Morning Shooting In Brooklyn September 02, 2006

A 26-year-old man died after being shot multiple times on Carlton Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

A 19-year-old and a 14-year-old were also both shot in the leg.

Police will only say they are in stable condition at Bellevue.

[thanks to reader Guy, who posted a link to this, from the NY Times]

Man Is Killed Outside Deli in Brooklyn; 2 Are Injured By CARA BUCKLEY Published: September 3, 2006

A 26-year-old Brooklyn man was killed early yesterday by a spray of bullets that also wounded two teenagers who were bystanders, the police said.

The man who died, Angel Durant, was shot several times at 12:26 a.m. in front of a deli at 137 Carlton Avenue in Fort Greene and was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital Center an hour later, according to the police.

Seven bags of crack cocaine were found in his pockets, the police said.

A 19-year-man who happened to be walking by heard the shots and then realized he had been hit in the left leg, the police said. The man, whose name was not released, was in stable condition yesterday at Bellevue Hospital Center.

Another bullet pierced the wall of the deli and hit Mohammed Jaber, 14, in his right thigh. Mohammed's father, Jamal Jaber of Park Slope, said that his family was returning from a wedding and stopped at the deli, which is owned by Mr. Jaber's sister, for ice cream.

Mohammed was checking the score of the Yankees game on his aunt's laptop computer when the family members heard eight shots, Mr. Jaber said.

They ducked behind the counter, according to Mr. Jaber, and then Mohammed said, "Dad, I think I've been hit."

He was also taken to Bellevue, but his father said that his injuries were not serious and that he was expected to be released soon.

Mr. Durant lived on Bergen Street in Crown Heights but grew up in Fort Greene. Christella Smith, who lives near the scene of the shooting, said that he was "a good kid from a good mother."

Yesterday evening, mourners lighted candles and laid handwritten notes on the sidewalk where Mr. Durant, who was nicknamed Free, was shot. "The hood will always miss you," one note read.

Through Aug. 13, six murders were recorded this year in the 88th Precinct, which includes Fort Greene, compared with none in the same period last year.

Um. This is disconcerning. WTF?