January 19, 2011
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RANDOM SHOOTING IN FRONT OF BROOKLYN HIGH SCHOOL ON EVE OF MLK HOLIDAY
Five Teenagers Shot Friday Following Basketball Game
(Brooklyn, NY) Five teenagers were shot last Friday night around 10pm after a basketball game in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn between Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and Christ the King High School. The victims and locations of wounds include: an 18 year old female in the left foot; an 18 year old male in the left foot; a 19 year old male in the hip, calf, and buttock; a 17 year old male in the right ankle; and a19 year old male in the left arm. The shooting occurred in front of Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, between Greene and Vanderbilt Avenues.
In a letter from Bishop Loughlin's President, Brother Dennis Cronin, regarding last Friday evening’s shooting he said: “We at Loughlin are deeply grieved by the random street violence that occurred in front of the school on Friday night. I am relieved to report that no Loughlin student was involved in this incident. We extend our sympathy to the families and young people who were injured by this senseless and random violence. It is a violation of our school community, the safety we seek to secure, and the values we work to instill in those entrusted to our care.”
4 victims were transported to Kings County Hospital, and 1 male victim walked into Brooklyn hospital. According to reports, none of the injuries were life threatening, and immediately following the shooting all were in stable condition. The 88th Police Precinct responded quickly with a strong presence and secured the area surrounding the school.
“I know from experience that most basketball games at Bishop Loughlin High School are peaceful. And, there was a police officer on the premises that evening. I’d like to assure the community this incident did not involve Bishop Loughlin or Christ the King High School students. Apparently, the fight may have broken out over a teenage girl, or a possible robbery motive,” said Council Member James. “I would like to hold a meeting with the leaders and basketball teams of both schools to discuss methods for security and protecting the students, as well as protecting the community and all visitors during and after basketball game nights.”
Cops are asking anyone with information to call the NYPD's confidential Crime Stoppers tipline at (800) 577-TIPS.