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Brooklyn shooting: One dead and 11 injured in New York attack

Brooklyn shooting: One dead and 11 injured in New York attackAt least one person has died and 11 others injured after a mass shooting in Brooklyn, New York City, police said.Six people were taken to hospital following the incident in Brownsville, with some victims in a critical condition according to a fire department spokesperson who described the situation as “fluid”.At 38-year-old man was killed during the shooting, after being hit by a single bullet in the head, according to the New York City police department.He was recorded as dead on arrival at a local hospital and his identity has not been confirmed.A spokesperson said the shooting, which occurred late on Saturday, left “11, possibly 12” people injured.He could not confirm their conditions but said no arrests had been made.“We had a terrible shooting in Brownsville tonight that shattered a peaceful neighbourhood event. Our hearts go out to the victims,” Bill de Blasio, the city’s mayor, said on Twitter.“We will do everything in our power to keep this community safe and get guns off our streets.”Videos posted on social media showed police clearing large groups of people out of the area around the Brownsville recreation centre following the shooting.Photos from local news outlets showed several people taken from the scene on stretchers.Brownsville is an area that has previously struggled with gun violence.“Our community mourns again. We should be able to have fun in open spaces without fear of violence,” said Roxanne J. Persaud, a state senator whose constituency includes Brownsville.“Respect your community. We are better than the violence.”More follows…Additional reporting by agencies



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New York mandates vaccine to contain Brooklyn measles outbreak

New York mandates vaccine to contain Brooklyn measles outbreakNew York’s mayor declared a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn on Tuesday, ordering all residents to be vaccinated to fight a measles outbreak concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. The order concerns all people living or working in four zip codes of Williamsburg, northwest Brooklyn, where some residents oppose vaccines on religious grounds — although neither Jewish texts nor local Jewish authorities advise against vaccination. “It was time to take a more muscular approach,” de Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference as the emergency measures were announced.



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Warning, graphic content: NYPD search for men who attacked homeless man in Brooklyn, stole money

Warning, graphic content: NYPD search for men who attacked homeless man in Brooklyn, stole moneyRaw video: Police are searching for a group of men caught on security footage beating up a homeless man in Brooklyn.



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Amazon Considers Opting Out of Queens, BROOKLYN DESIGNS Finds New Location, and More News This Week

Amazon Considers Opting Out of Queens, BROOKLYN DESIGNS Finds New Location, and More News This WeekHere’s what you need to know



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Kings Plaza fire: At least 17 injured as firefighters tackle blaze at Brooklyn shopping centre parking lot

Kings Plaza fire: At least 17 injured as firefighters tackle blaze at Brooklyn shopping centre parking lotFirefighters are tackling a massive fire that spread through a parking garage in Brooklyn, New York. The fire began before 9:00 a.m. local time near the Kings Plaza shopping centre in Brooklyn, erupting from a two-alarm to a six-alarm emergency within an hour. Police and fire department officials did not respond to enquiries, and it was not immediately clear whether police suspected criminal intent or wrongdoing.



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Dead baby found in water beneath New York's Brooklyn Bridge

Dead baby found in water beneath New York's Brooklyn BridgePolice are investigating the death of a baby who was found floating in the water near New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. Tourists spotted the approximately 8-month-old boy wearing only a nappy in the shallow water near the Manhattan shoreline at about 4pm on Sunday. Oklahoma-based chiropractor Monte Campbell said his wife, Diana Campbell, first noticed the baby.



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The Body of an 8-Month-Old Baby Was Found Floating Near the Brooklyn Bridge

The Body of an 8-Month-Old Baby Was Found Floating Near the Brooklyn BridgeAuthorities are investigating the death of the 8-month-old boy



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Brooklyn Postal Worker Hoards 17,000 Pieces of Mail to Focus on 'Important' Deliveries

Brooklyn Postal Worker Hoards 17,000 Pieces of Mail to Focus on 'Important' DeliveriesHe now faces federal charges



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Leading LGBT+ rights lawyer David Buckel dies after setting himself on fire in protest in Brooklyn park

Leading LGBT+ rights lawyer David Buckel dies after setting himself on fire in protest in Brooklyn parkA leading LGBT+ lawyer and environmental activist used fossil fuels to burn himself to death in New York in a drastic protest against climate catastrophe. David Buckel’s body was found by onlookers in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Before setting himself alight, he had stowed his identification and a suicide note close by, police sources said.



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Mayor: Driver in Brooklyn crash that killed 2 children should not have been behind wheel

Mayor: Driver in Brooklyn crash that killed 2 children should not have been behind wheelNew York City's mayor said a driver with a history of seizures who fatally struck two children, including the daughter of an acclaimed Broadway actress, never should have been behind the wheel.



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