Five people, including a 6-year-old boy, were shot early Monday at an unofficial celebration of J’Ouvert, a daybreak event in Brooklyn that typically marks the start of Carnival in Caribbean cultures, but was canceled this year because of the coronavirus.

The gunfire erupted shortly before 3 a.m. at the crowded intersection of Nostrand Avenue and Crown Street in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, according to the police. The boy was shot in his left leg and taken to King County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the police said. Three men — all adults — and a 47-year-old woman were also shot in either their feet or legs and were hospitalized.

Lloyd Mitchell for The New York Times

Five people, including a 6-year-old boy, were shot early Monday at an unofficial celebration of J’Ouvert, a daybreak event in Brooklyn that typically marks the start of Carnival in Caribbean cultures, but was canceled this year because of the coronavirus.

The gunfire erupted shortly […]

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