BREAKING UPDATE: One dead in Brooklyn’s Coney Island (New York City) mass shooting

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ACCORDING to Brooklyn police, one of the people shot in the Coney Island boardwalk mass shooting, which occurred just before midnight on Saturday, August 27 (local time), has died.

UPDATE 4.25 pm (August 28) – Reports coming out of New York City confirm that of the five people shot in the Coney Island neighbourhood in the southwestern section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn (USA), one man has died and four others have been hospitalised.

The 42-year-old man died of a gunshot wound to the back, as reported by NBC New York.

Two men and two women were transferred to NYU Langone Hospital with varying injuries, although are expected to survive, according to police.

The victims range in age between 34 and 49, the news outlet noted.

ORIGINAL 7.30 am (August 28) – Five people have reportedly been shot in a mass shooting incident in the Coney Island neighbourhood in the southwestern section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn (USA).

Unconfirmed reports from the scene suggest that there could possibly be two active shooters in Coney Island after reports of a mass shooting that left five people injured in gunfire on Saturday, August 27 (local time).

The incident happened on West 29th near the western end of the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Brooklyn just before midnight.

According to early reports, no arrests have been made so far and the investigation is currently ongoing.

Raw Alerts suggest that Brooklyn Police Department found several shell casings and beer bottles along the boardwalk where the incident occurred. While all victims have been transported to the hospital in stable conditions.

Police said that one of the victims was clinging to life.

Police have currently not released the identity of the victims as a hunt for the suspects continues.

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