A scene of bloodshed shook Brooklyn New York over the weekend, as 5 persons were wounded by gunfire in an incident that took place at a venue at 101 Wortman avenue, where an event called “Crush Ice On Strawberry All White Day Event” was being held.
Out of the 5 persons injured, two of them namely 36-year-old Novada Bailey and 36-year-old Nicholas Palmer who were found a block away from the venue, have died due to the severity of their injuries.
Among those injured at the party, is a man who is said to be a reputed figure in the Jamaican underworld; however, there have been no reports indicating that the cause of the incident was gang-related.
A video was also released online concerning the incident, where 2 women were seen at the event venue, trying to help one of the victims that were shot in the neck and chest with CPR while the authorities and paramedics rushed to the scene.
It is reported that one of the wounded men was able to drive himself to be treated at the hospital after the devastating incident occurred.
According to the Commanding Officer of patrol at Borough, Brooklyn North, Judith Hardison, the incident broke out due to a dispute that took place at the event, that saw an unknown man pulling a firearm and discharging bullets at the location, shooting the victims.
It was upon further investigation of the area, that the two men are later proven to be deceased were found in an Infiniti Sedan Motorcar, with gunshot wounds in the head and face.
A 51-year-old man, who had also been a third occupant of the vehicle was also shot in the back, chest and arm and is now battling his injuries in a critical condition.
The event that was held at the Brooklyn Garden, was said to have had female Dancehall artiste Shaneil Muir as a performer which meant that it was a big deal.
The matter is still being investigated by the Brooklyn Police who have also asked those with helpful information to contact them at 800-577-TIPS.
Check Shaneil Muir’s performance at the party below.