NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four boys — the youngest just 12 — were shot and wounded in the legs Friday evening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The shooting happened just after 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of South 2nd and Roebling streets in on the south side of Williamsburg, police said.
Two of the victims were 14 years old, one of them 17, and one just 12, police told 1010 WINS.
They were all wounded in the legs, and suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
Two of the victims were taken to Kings County Hospital Center and two were taken to Bellevue Hospital, police said.
Police said the shooting was gang-related, Baumgarten reported. The revelation shocked some residents.
“Gangs?” one resident said. “I didn’t know we had gangs here any longer.”
As 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported, one resident said she remembers when gang activity was common in the area. Those days are long gone, but she said the shooting was a trip back to the bad old days.
Several of the victims ran from the scene. A bloody trail led down Roebling Street from South 2nd Street to South 1st Street, where a blood-soaked sneaker lay on the sidewalk where one of the victims collapsed.
Two men fled the scene after the shooting, police said.
Police said the victims were being uncooperative with officers following the shooting.
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