Shooting at an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn: 4 people killed, several people injured

Brooklyn police said that 4 people were killed and several others injured when Saturday, October 12, the shooting occurred at an illegal gambling club.

Official representatives of the FDNY reported that the police responded to a call of shots fired near the Triple Aces on Utica Avenue near Michael Griffith Street in crown heights, about 7 o’clock in the morning.

According to authorities, four men were found dead at the scene. Three other people were taken to hospital in serious condition.

All the dead were residents of Brooklyn and was identified by the NYPD as a 36-year-old Terence Bishop, 37-year-old Chester Goode, 32-year-old John Thomas and 47-year-old Dominique Wimbush.

The motive is currently unknown, but police said that the incident is not related to banditry. Arrests have not yet been.

Mayor bill de Blasio condemned the incident on Twitter, saying that «the epidemic of violence with firearms, which does not spare the community» will not stop until guns are off the streets.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it until I can’t anymore: we have an epidemic of gun violence that spares no community — and it won’t stop until we get guns off our streets once and for all.

— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) October 12, 2019

One of the survivors, 38-year-old Kirs cook, almost died in another incident 25 years because of his love for gambling.

«My brother said told him to not even stick its nose in these gambling, said 63-year-old his aunt Sharon cook. He just didn’t listen».

According to his aunt, Kirs almost died in 1994 in a dispute with another man about his rates. The man received a gunshot wound in the arm and left the hospital just 5 hours after the shooting.

«The guy took a baseball bat and struck his head. He cracked the skull. Broke his arm. — says aunt. -This boy was a 1% chance of survival, and the Mount Sinai Hospital saved him.»