Several shootings were reported in Brooklyn in the early morning hours before the West Indian Day Parade, according to the NYPD.
A 55-year-old man was shot and killed around 3:30 a.m. Monday in Crown Heights, according to police. A suspect is in custody, and the department continues to gather information on other shootings in the area before the parade started.
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Later Monday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio said 4,000 police officers were assigned to the parade route. More than 1 million people are expected to attend the parade along Eastern Parkway.