A shooting at a downtown Brooklyn housing project early Sunday morning left three men dead in a violent weekend in New York City.
There was one shooting in Manhattan, two in the Bronx and two in Brooklyn, police said.
In the triple Brooklyn homicide, police were questioning one person in the shooting that occurred about 2 a.m. in a walkway at the Raymond Ingersoll Houses, reported WABC-TV
Two victims, men ages 43 and 39, were pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the head. The third victim, a 76-year-old man, was shot in the abdomen and died at a hospital after he arrived there.
identified the men as Calvin Clinkscales, 43, of Queens, along with Lacount Simmons, 39, and Herbert Brown, 76, who both lived at the Ingersoll complex.
"I heard eight shots. Boom, boom, boom," Daniel Alcy, 21, an Ingersoll resident told the New York Daily News
. "It was really loud. I got out of my bed and laid down on the floor to be safe. I was scared to look out the window."
Janeil Smith-Brown, 27, Herbert Brown's grandson, said his grandfather loved spending time outside at night and he had just spoken to him earlier in the day.
"He said, 'I love you. I'm always here for you,'" said Smith-Brown.
Tony Herbert, a local community activist, told WABC-TV, that people in the neighborhood needed to speak up about the shooting.
"It is in the best interest of our community that those who see anything step forward," said Herbert.
Authorities told WNBC-TV it was unclear if the shooting victims were connected in any way and the investigation continued.
Police told WABC-TV that a "don't snitch mentality" has slowed investigations into the shootings and they were urging people in the communities involved to step forward with information to solve the crimes.
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