Brooklyn shooting leaves four dead

Brooklyn shooting leaves four dead

A 911 call about shots fired came in at 6:55 a.m., a New York Police Department official said during a news conference.

Four people are dead and three more were injured after a shooting erupted at an "illegal gambling" club in New York City early Saturday morning, police said.

He said the families of the victims had not been notified but that two victims appeared to live outside NY while the others lived throughout Brooklyn.

Shea said that among the victims, two were from "out of state" and the remaining five resided in different areas of Brooklyn. At the time of the shooting, there were at least 15 people inside, police said. The ages of the deceased range from 32 years old to 49 years old.

The site has had no history of complaints over the last couple of years, police said.

Four men were found dead at the scene, authorities said.

NYPD responded to a social club on Utica Avenue in the Weeksville neighborhood of Brooklyn just before 7 a.m. over reports of shots fired.

No one was immediately charged in the shooting, but police were questioning survivors and reviewing security camera footage.

No arrests have been made and police do not know the motive for the shootings, The NYPD official said. He said there's "nothing to indicate" it's gang-related.

Crime-scene tape surrounded the building Saturday morning and investigators in white jumpsuits could be seen going in and out.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, said on Twitter that the city "awoke to senseless gun violence". Four homeless men were beaten to death by another homeless man October 5 in the Chinatown neighbourhood.

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