A man was shot and killed outside the Williamsburg subway station during rush hour.
A man was shot and killed Thursday night during rush hour near a busy subway station in Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg area, authorities said.
According to officials, Augustin Santiago, 34, was shot in the chest shortly before 6 p.m. near the Marcy Avenue station in Williamsburg.
The deceased was pronounced dead at NYC Health & Hospitals/Woodhull.
According to police officials, the shooting occurred at the bottom of the Brooklyn-bound subway stop steps.
According to police, no arrests have been made and the investigation into the incident continues.
The tragic shooting in Williamsburg occurred barely 40 minutes after another guy was shot and killed and two people were injured in a separate incident in Brooklyn's Canarsie district.
Aaron Vincent, 28, was shot in the throat near East 80th Street and Flatlands Avenue at approximately 6.30 p.m., according to the NYPD.
According to authorities, he was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.
According to police, the two additional victims went to the same hospital after being shot, and both are in stable condition.
According to officials, a 32-year-old man was shot in the upper right arm and a 38-year-old male was wounded in the right foot.
No arrests were made immediately in connection with that shooting.
According to police sources, the surviving victims are refusing to cooperate with investigators.
The audacious peak hour gun crime comes amid a spike in shootings in the Big Apple.
There have been 1,476 shootings so far this year, 33 higher than the same period last year — but more than quadruple the number in 2019.
Murders, which stood at 446 for the year as of Sunday, up from 440 last year, were up 45 percent from two years earlier, pre-pandemic.