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Coney Island Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder

Coney Island Shooting Suspect Joseph Brown. (credit: NYPD)

Coney Island shooting suspect Joseph Brown (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)The suspect nabbed for a shooting that left a man dead and three others injured in a public housing development in Coney Island has been hit with murder charges, police announced Sunday.

Joseph Brown has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder for the Friday afternoon shootings, police said.

The shooting happened around 3:47 p.m. Friday in a fifth-floor apartment in the Gravesend Houses public housing building at 2703 W. 33rd St. in Brooklyn, police said.

Around 6 a.m. Saturday, police apprehended Brown, 29, who was identified as a suspect in the shootings on Friday night.

An unidentified man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

Two of the three survivors were all taken to Lutheran Medical Center. They included a 24-year-old man in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, and a 62-year-old woman in critical condition with a wound to the abdomen.

Another victim, a 40-year-old man, was treated on the scene with a graze wound to the head.

Police have still not determined a motive for the shooting, which remains under investigation.

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