One-Year-Old Boy Killed, Three Adults Wounded at Cookout in New York as Gun Violence Continues

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Evidence markers in the street outside of Raymond Bush Playground in Brooklyn, on Monday, July 13, 2020.

A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed and three adults were wounded at a cookout in Brooklyn Sunday night, capping a day of shootings in the city, according to the police.

Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired outside the Raymond Bush Playground in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood and found multiple victims, according to a police spokeswoman. Davell Gardner Jr., 1, was shot in the abdomen, transported to Interfaith Medical Center by private means and then rushed to Maimonides Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD.

A 36-year-old man who was shot in the leg was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition, police said. A 35-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to his groin was driven to the hospital privately and was in an unknown condition, according to the police spokeswoman.

Police said another victim, a 27-year-old male, walked into a Brooklyn hospital with a gunshot wound to one of his ankles, but his condition was unknown.

Police said two men dressed in all black opened fire at the group having the cookout and fled into the park in an SUV. There were no words exchanged or dispute before the shots were fired, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and there were no arrests as of Monday morning, according to the police.

The playground shooting was part of a violent Sunday in the city. There were 11 shooting incidents, with 16 people shot in total.

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