Two men were killed in separate shootings in Brooklyn in yet another bloody Sunday in the Big Apple, according to police sources.
The first murder came just moments after 1 a.m. as gunfire erupted on East 102nd Street in Canarsie, just a block from a playground and Brooklyn’s P.S. 173, according to sources. No arrests had been made in the fatal attack, sources said.
A few hours later, a driver was attacked just before 4 a.m. in Bushwick — with blood seen running down the windscreen of a Mercedes which still had its engine running at the crime scene on Madison Street.
Police identified the victim as Elijah Mims of Brooklyn.
“It was nuts. I just heard shot after shot — like maybe 12 or so. Insane,” said one neighbor, whose own parked vehicle, a Chevrolet Equinox, had its back window shot out in the gunfire.
“No arguing, just shooting,” said the neighbor, who asked not to be named.
Mims was shot in the head and raced to a local hospital in traumatic arrest and was later pronounced dead, according to sources.
The unidentified male driver was shot in the head and raced to a local hospital in traumatic arrest, according to sources. His condition was not immediately clear.
A male neighbor pointed to a house in the middle of the street, taped off by police, as “where it started.”
“That’s known as the ‘Trouble House,’” the neighbor said. “No good comes out of that house.”
Earlier, three people were shot at the junction of Myrtle and Carlton Avenues, just a block from Fort Greene park, at 1:45 a.m., sources said.
Further details were not immediately available, but photos from the scene showed at least two dozen overturned cups used to preserve evidence.
Four people were then shot at 2:20 a.m. on Gipson Street in Far Rockaway, sources said. Their conditions were not immediately released.
Around 6 a.m., a man was shot on a main section of Flatbush Avenue, with crime-scene markers again suggesting multiple shots were fired close to a Rite Aid as well as Flatbush Reformed Church. The victim’s condition was not immediately known.
The spree is the latest sign of escalating gun crime problem in the Big Apple, where the number of shootings has already topped the tally for the whole of last year.
Brooklyn has seen the worst of the city-wide surge. Saturday also saw a similar tally, with one man killed and at least eight injured in shootings.