Tragedy In Numbers Near Glenwood Houses
Exactly a week after gun violence claimed the life of a Glenwood Houses resident, another shooting took place. The victim has so far survived his injuries.
Last Friday, October 11th, witnesses said they heard at least five shots ring out near Paerdegat Avenue South at around 5 p.m. When police with the 63rd Precinct arrived at the scene, they found that an 18-year-old was lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his back and left arm. He was immediately taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Some witnesses said they saw a suspicious man get into a white Nissan drive away and head southbound on East 58th Street just after the shots were fired. Officials said that the investigation is still ongoing but that the victim has an extensive criminal record, including several assault charges
On Friday, October 4th, there was also a shooting at 5 p.m., which resulted in the death of 26-year-old Lamar Antonio Blackwood. Police did not say whether the two shootings were connected but detectives are comparing incidents to possibly link them together. Some residents at Glenwood Houses said last week's incident was possibly gang related and that the most recent victim was targeted.
Police have also identified a victim of another shooting that took place near the Glenwood Houses at East 53rd Street and Avenue J.
Reports stated that another 18- year-old, Jethro Ismael, an East 53rd Street resident, was shot on Monday, October 14th just after 10 p.m.
Police with the 63rd Precinct were called to the scene and discovered that the teen was shot in the back. He was taken to Kings County Hospital but did not survive his injuries.
No arrests have been made in any of the shootings as of press time.
Anyone who has information on any of the shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, or you can text “TIP577” plus your message to “CRIMES.” All calls will be kept confidential.