Cops make arrest in Coney Island fatal shooting

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Police say four people were shot in a building on this street. Credit: Google Maps

Police announced Sunday that a Brooklyn man has been charged with murder in connection with a shooting Friday.

According to police, shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, cops responded to a 911 call reporting four people shot in a West 33rd Street building in Coney Island.

Cops found the victims, including Angel Rivera, 28, who died after he was shot in the head. The other three included a man, 24, shot in the head and taken to the hospital in critical condition, a 40-year-old man with a graze wound and a 62-year-old woman shot in the stomach.

Cops say Joseph Brown, 28, entered the apartment and shot all four victims. They are still investigating his motive.

Cops arrested Brown on Saturday and charged him with murder and attempted murder.



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