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4 dead in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn

4 dead in shooting at illegal gambling site in BrooklynGunfire broke out inside an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn early Saturday, police said, leaving four people dead, three wounded, and investigators trying to piece together what prompted the bloodshed. The shooting inside the small, nondescript club started just before 7 a.m. as around 15 people were gambling with dice and cards, police said. At a news conference hours later, Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said investigators were trying to determine if a gambling dispute, a robbery, or something else was to blame for the violence.



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4 people were killed and at least 10 were injured in a shooting at a private Brooklyn club

4 people were killed and at least 10 were injured in a shooting at a private Brooklyn clubAt a private club in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, 4 people were killed and at least 10 were injured in a shooting early Saturday.



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Four killed in shooting at illegal gambling club in Brooklyn: police

Four killed in shooting at illegal gambling club in Brooklyn: policeFour men were killed and three people wounded early on Saturday in a shooting at an unlicensed gambling club in New York City, police said. Officers responding to a 911 call of shots fired at an address on Utica Avenue in the borough of Brooklyn found victims inside ranging in age from 32 to 49 years old and recovered two handguns. "I would not be shocked if we recovered more," the New York Police Department's chief of detectives, Dermot Shea, told reporters at the scene.



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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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