Brooklyn shootings claimed the lives of a 26-year-old man in Bedford- Stuyvesant and a 66-year-old man in the Walt Whitman Houses. In the Bronx, a 26-year-old man was critically injured.
NEW YORK (TIP): Two men were killed and a third wounded in separate shooting incidents in Brooklyn and the Bronx early Friday, November 21, cops said. The violence kicked off minutes after midnight when Renard Griffin, 26, was shot in the head on the sidewalk of Kosciuszko St. near Throop Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, cops said. Sources said the killing appeared to be drug-related. Griffin, a known Bloods gang member who lived a few blocks away, had several prior arrests on charges including assault and attempted murder, sources said. His killer was on the loose Friday. Nearly three hours later, a 66-year-old man took three bullets to the upper body on North Oxford Walk in the Walt Whitman Houses. The man was in critical condition at Kings County Hospital but was expected to survive. The motive was unclear, and no one was immediately arrested, authorities said. In the Bronx, a 26-year-old man was shot several times by an unknown gunman in a house on E. 229th St. near Lowerre Place shortly before 5 a.m. The critically injured man, whose name was not immediately released, went to Montefiore Hospital by private means but died moments after arriving.