Panic on a sunny afternoon
Cops from Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct arrested two men following the shocking outbreak of gunfire in Brooklyn Bridge Park late Wednesday afternoon.
The shots scattered crowds enjoying the basketball courts and other exercise facilities on Pier 2 at roughly 5:30 p.m.
Akeem Reed, 17, and Legrant Foster, 20, were apprehended by police while still in the park, an NYPD spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle.
Foster fired a Ruger 9MM handgun, which was recovered by the cops. No one was hit, police said. The number of shots fired is under investigation.
Commenters on Gothamist said that cops evacuated Pier 2. The pier was blocked by yellow caution tape following the incident.
While some witnesses reported groups of teens fighting and running from the pier, NYPD told the Eagle the two suspects were not with a group.