Police are investigating two deadly Brooklyn shootings early Sunday morning that claimed the life of a 31-year-old man and left a second victim fighting for his life.

Officers from the 73rd Precinct found the victim shot multiple times in the torso near 8 Rockaway Ave. on the Bushwick/Ocean Hill boundary at about 3:08 a.m. on Dec. 12.

EMS rushed the victim to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died a short time later. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, law enforcement sources said.

Seven hours later, a 27-year-old man was shot in the torso outside an apartment house at 1281 Herkimer St. in Ocean Hill at about 10:09 a.m. Sunday morning.

Officers outside a Herkimer Street apartment house where a man was shot on Dec. 12, 2021. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC

Police are investigating two deadly Brooklyn shootings early Sunday morning […]


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  1. Update on the man the 27 year old man – he succumbed to his injuries after fighting for his life for two weeks. His name was James McLain and he died on December 26, 2021.

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