Four people have been shot dead at an illegal gambling den in Brooklyn. The police have identified Brooklyn residents Terence Bishop, 36; Dominick Wimbush, 47; Chester Goode, 37; and John Thomas, 32 as victims.
The four were shot dead on the first floor of 74 Utica Avenue, near Pacific Street, in Crown Heights. The police said that the incident took place on early Saturday morning.
Three other people, including two men and a woman, have suffered non-lethal injuries and are being treated at nearby hospitals.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has called for more to be done to combat increasing gun related violence.
“While we are waiting for all the facts to come in, one thing is clear: We need new tools to combat the surge in gun violence we are seeing in certain precincts across the city, including the 77th,” Adams said.
“That’s why I’ve called for the City to double funding for Cure Violence programs, especially in areas like Crown Heights and Brownsville,” he added.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said that two firearms have been recovered at the crime scene along with playing cards.
An awning over the location of the site described it as a “private social and rental space.”