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UPDATED 12:10 PM PT – Sunday, November 29, 2020
The NYPD is offering a $10,000 reward for information on a shooting at a ‘Sweet 16’ after-party in east New York.
On Friday, the department made the announcement in search of any information on the four suspected shooters.
According to reports, the shooting occurred on November 22 when the gunmen opened fire inside a Brooklyn apartment building. Seven people were shot in total, including 20-year-old Daijyonna Long, who was killed.
Authorities believe there was more than one shooter involved and that at least four different guns were used.
“We have ballistic evidence outside by the front door of this building, in the lobby,” NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper noted. “And going up to the third floor.”
Investigators are exploring the possibility this shooting could be linked to another one that occurred just a couple of hours earlier at a different party in the city.
According to reports, a 17-year-old was shot at the earlier gathering, but is expected to survive. The two incidents have sparked calls for action amid a spike in recent violence across the city.
“The mere fact we don’t call this a mass shooting is stating we’ve normalized violence in our community,” Brooklyn borough resident Eric Adams said. “And that’s unacceptable.”
The investigation remains ongoing.