A young woman was fatally shot and six other people were wounded at a “Sweet 16” birthday party in New York City Sunday, according to the NYPD.
Officers responded to numerous reports of shots fired at around 11:17 p.m. inside a party in a Brooklyn apartment, NYPD Assistant Chief Judith Harrison said during a press conference early Monday morning. Upon arrival, police saw that seven people had been shot, according to Harrison. She also confirmed that all seven victims were transported to local hospitals, and a 20-year-old unidentified female victim was fatally shot.
The investigation into the incident revealed that a “Sweet 16” party located at a hall on Liberty Ave. in Brooklyn had attracted a large crowd, prompting a 911 call at around 8 p.m., according to NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper. Authorities responded to the report and dispersed the crowd, but the gathering moved down the street to an apartment building, which is where the shootings took place, he said. (RELATED: NYC Has Already Seen More Shootings This Year Than In All Of 2019)
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The crime scene is still very active and detectives are still in the process of determining motive, according to Kemper.