Teenagers arrested in New York mall shooting that left two injured

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Three notorious gang members have been charged with shooting two teenagers at a Brooklyn mall — a midday melee that sent 10 bullets into a sneaker store, police and enforcement sources said Tuesday. laws.

Timothy Briggs, 19, allegedly fired a gun during the row at 2.30pm on Monday inside Kings Plaza shopping center in Mill Basin, firing around 10 shots at six young men, hitting two of them, aged 14 and 16, authorities said.

The youngest was shot in the left knee, police said, and the oldest suffered a scrape on his right calf.

The 14-year-old checked himself into Maimonides Medical Center, while the 16-year-old was transported to Kings County Hospital Center, cops said. Both are in stable condition.

The source told the Post that the framing of the store’s walls prevented bullets from hitting passers-by outside the store.

Two victims were injured in the gunfire.
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“It’s a miracle the cartridges didn’t leave the store and go to the common area,” the source said. “Could have easily had children shot and killed.”

Briggs, a well-known member of the Blood Hound Brims gang, and two other teenagers have been charged in the shooting – which sources say is gang-related.

Briggs was charged with two counts each of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal use of a firearm and four counts of reckless endangerment, it was announced. authorities.

A victim is taken to an ambulance after a shooting at Kings Plaza Mall on January 31, 2022.
A victim is taken to an ambulance after a shooting at Kings Plaza Mall on January 31, 2022.
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The teenager was arrested last November in Brooklyn and charged with criminal possession of a weapon after officers allegedly found two Glock pistols on him following a car chase, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office .

Bail in that case, which is still pending, had been set at $25,000, but Briggs posted $2,500 bond — and was free at the time of Monday’s shooting, according to the Office of Administration. courts.

“Here he is in Kings Plaza, armed with another gun, firing shots into a mall, which is open,” Chief Michael Kemper, commander of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, told reporters during a briefing. press Monday.

Jaheim Covington, 19, was also struck multiple times in connection with the shooting, authorities said. Sources said he was an alleged member of the Depend on Nobody gang.

The scene of a shooting at Kings Plaza Mall in Brooklyn where people from the mall were evacuated and a suspect was grabbed and a victim was shot in the leg.
The scene of a shooting at Kings Plaza Mall in Brooklyn where people from the mall were evacuated and a suspect was grabbed and a victim was shot in the leg.
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He was charged with felony possession of a loaded firearm, reckless endangerment, felony possession of a firearm and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeder, cops said. .

Covington is awaiting sentencing in youth court on 2019 charges of felony possession of a weapon, assault and attempted murder in another Brooklyn shooting, law enforcement sources said. He was also released on bail in December for petty larceny and harassment.

Additionally, 18-year-old Omarion Harvey, a suspected blood, was charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, police said.

The trio of shooters were arrested moments after fleeing the mall by police.
The trio of shooters were arrested moments after fleeing the mall by police.
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A suspect is arrested at E 53rd St and Ave O following a shooting at Kings Plaza Mall on January 31, 2022.
A suspect is arrested at East 53rd Street and Avenue O following a shooting at Kings Plaza Mall on January 31, 2022.
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The victims and suspected shooters fled the mall after the incident. The victims were located by the police in front of the mall.

Officers responding to the search for the three suspects in the area found them at the nearby intersection of O Avenue and East 53rd Street, Kemper said.

Two firearms were recovered from the group and the trio were taken into custody.

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