In the latest episode of a violent love triangle, a 50-year-old man, caught in a fatal frenzy of passion, turned a quiet Brooklyn (NYC) street into a chilling crime scene early this morning. He wounded two individuals, a woman, and a man, before turning his weapon on himself in a tragic end to the ordeal.
According to Daily News, an unidentified assailant fired his weapon amidst a street argument around 3:40 a.m. Thursday on Greene Avenue near Marcus Garvey Boulevard, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. His targets were a 38-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man, whom he shot in the head, the torso and leg, respectively.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed that after his violent outburst, the gunman shot himself in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the two victims were rushed to Kings County Hospital Center. The woman is currently fighting for her life in critical condition, while the man is in stable condition.
The details of the relationships between the two victims and the shooter are still being investigated, as reported by the New York Post. The initial probe suggested that the incident may have resulted from a love triangle, but no further information was available at the time.
The city has unfortunately been witnessing a rise in such violent incidents recently. Earlier this month, in a similar case in The Bronx, 26-year-old Luis Cartagena was fatally stabbed by his partner’s boyfriend, according to his family.
In another horrific case in January, a 42-year-old man lost his life after being brutally attacked with an axe and shot by his partner’s ex-husband in a Brooklyn shopping mall parking lot. The perpetrator later confessed to the crime.
That same month, a 60-year-old woman was found dead in her Brooklyn (NYC) home after her partner barricaded himself in and then used a knife in a deadly assault against her.
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