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Four Persons Killed, Three Injured in Early-Morning Shooting in Brooklyn in New York

The shooting comes one month after the city saw its lowest number of shootings of any September since the NYPD started its CompStat crime tracking program in 1994.

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Updated:October 12, 2019, 10:23 PM IST
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Four Persons Killed, Three Injured in Early-Morning Shooting in Brooklyn in New York
New York: NYPD investigates the scene of a shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Authorities responded to a call about shots fired just before 7 a.m. and found four men dead in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn at an address that corresponds to a private social club according to an online map of the street. A woman and two men suffered non-life-threatening injuries. AP/PTI

New York: At least four people died and three were wounded in a shooting at an unlicensed private social club in New York early Saturday, police said.

No one has been arrested over the early morning shooting in Brooklyn, and the motive and exact circumstances are not known, a New York police official told AFP.

The shooting on the borough's major artery Utica Avenue took place at the Triple A Aces Private & Social Rental Place, what NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea called "an illegal gambling location."

Four men were pronounced dead at the scene, while two other men and a woman suffered non-life threatening injuries, the police official said.

Shea told journalists at a briefing there was evidence of gambling, specifically cards and dice, and that preliminary investigations indicated that a minimum of 15 shots were fired.

Shea said it was too early to tell whether the dispute was gambling or perhaps robbery-related. Two firearms were recovered and the police official said he "would not be shocked if we recovered more."

Homicide detectives were on the scene, and Shea said nothing indicated that the crime was gang-related. The social club where the shooting took place is in the diverse Crown Heights neighborhood, and the victims ranged in age from 32 to 49.

The shooting comes one month after the city saw its lowest number of shootings of any September since the NYPD started its CompStat crime tracking program in 1994.

In a country plagued by gun violence, New York state has some of the strictest rules concerning purchasing, possessing and carrying firearms, particularly in the city and its suburbs.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dating to 2017 showed that the state's death rate due to firearms was 3.7 per 100,000 people.

The state legislature passed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act in 2013, which among other provisions bans most assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines.

The act also requires ammunition dealers to conduct background checks.

Earlier this year, new measures were introduced, including a ban on bump stocks -- which can allow faster shots -- and a longer mandatory waiting period to conduct background checks for some firearm sales.

The Giffords Law Center, which ranks states according to the strength of its gun laws, puts New York state at six out of 50.

According to the research center, 54 percent of the state's gun deaths are the result of suicide, also noting that gun violence there has a disproportionate impact on urban communities of color.

Black men make up just nine percent of the state's population, the law center said, but account for nearly 64 percent of the state's gun homicide victims.

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