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NYC broad daylight shooting leaves four injured

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Four men were hurt in a broad-daylight shooting in front of a Brooklyn deli on Thursday, cops said.

A gunman approached a group outside the Express Deli Grocery on Glenwood Road near Nostrand Avenue in South Midwood around 10:30 a.m. and opened fire, authorities said.

Three of the victims are 31 years old and were taken to the Kings County Hospital Center — one of them shot twice in the leg; the second shot once in the left thigh and once in the right knee; and the third shot in the right hand, cops said. 

A 34-year-old man who was shot in the right thigh was taken to Maimonides Medical Center. 

All four are expected to survive, police said. 

Three of the men were shot in the leg and one was struck in the hand, police sources said.

All four were taken to local hospitals, where they are expected to survive, police said. 

The circumstances leading up to the violence were not immediately known, but investigators do not believe the shooting was random.

“They seem to be the intended targets,” a police source said. “They’re being uncooperative. We’re looking for video.” 

Police investigate the area where four people were shot in broad daylight on October 21, 2021 in Brooklyn.
Police investigate the area where four men were shot in broad daylight on October 21, 2021, in Brooklyn.
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Four shell casing markers could be seen outside a newsstand. 

Newsstand employee Rumby Chowdhury said he was working when he heard shots going off and ducked down on the ground.

“Of course I was scared,” Chowdhury said. “A lot of cops [were] here at that time and everybody was running. That’s why it’s scary.”

A nearby construction worker on Glenwood Road said he heard about four shots.

“I heard about four shots,” said a nearby construction worker on Glenwood Road. “Everybody was running. I don’t know who the f—k. I wasn’t sure where exactly it was coming from. It was more of a commotion.”

“I stayed where I was,” the worker said.  “I didn’t go too close.”

Local resident Marc Pierre, 49, was angry over the daytime violence. 

“They need to let them stop hanging out at that corner,” Pierre said. “They are there night and day.”

“We need safety for the kids. There are schools right here,” he said, pointing to a Hebrew school, and Pre-K and 3-K schools. “Most definitely, kids can get shot and that will devastate families. They are not afraid anymore. They don’t care anymore. They know cameras are all around but they don’t care.”

“This is a shame. They need to clean it up.”

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