5 deadly shootings in unusually violent 24 hours in Queens and Brooklyn

Andrew Weber
August 21, 2019 - 6:45 am



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — There were five deadly shootings over 24 hours Tuesday in Queens and Brooklyn, police say.

The first took place in Jamaica at about 12:30 a.m. when Angel Nixon, 18, was shot in the head, torso and leg.

He was found by police at 176th Street, near 145th Avenue and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The second shooting also took place in Jamaica before 8 p.m., when officials found Gregory Haskins, 25, on the pavement outside his residence on Sutphin Blvd. with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Haskins was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, say officials.

Next, Arsenio Gravesande, 28, was found shot in the hip right before 9:30 p.m, on the corner of Union Street and Sutter Avenue in Brownside by police responding to a report of a dispute.

He was taken to a hospital where he died, making him the third shooting victim Tuesday.

The fourth and fifth deadly shootings Tuesday took place at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, where two men were shot in Coney Island officials said.

Authorities said witnesses reported an argument before hearing shots in West 19th Street, off Neptune Avenue.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the stomach, while a 38-year-old man was shot in the head, police said.

Both were taken to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.

There have been no arrests made so far in any of the five shootings and all remain under investigation.

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