This weekend’s J’ouvert Festival in Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted in violence for the second year in a row, leaving two dead and several others injured. Along with shootings, there were also reports of stabbing at the event ahead of the West Indian American Day Parade in the New York borough.
CBS New York reported that 17-year-old Tyreke Borel of Brooklyn was shot early Monday morning outside a Wendy’s at the corner of Empire Boulevard and Flatbush Avenue. After suffering a gunshot wound, Borel died of his wounds en route to a nearby hospital. Also in the report, a 22-year-old woman and St. John’s University graduate Tiarah Poyau was killed after she was shot in the face also near Empire Boulevard.
Two elderly women were also shot while observing the J’ouvert Festival, a 66-year-old who was looking to avoid gunfire and a 72-year-old woman who was reportedly in the arm. In addition to the four people shot, a 23-year-old woman was stabbed in the back and another man was shot in the leg.
Police are currently investigating the crimes and are trying to determine if there are any connections in the cases. Suspects have yet to be arrested.
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