Four People Shot Near Campus

The shooting happened outside Express Deli Grocery, a 9-minute walk from campus./News 12 Bronx

By Matt Hirsch


   Four people were shot on Glenwood Road and Nostrand Avenue last Thursday, blocks from Whitman Hall, according to Detective Muniz of the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Public Information (DCPI.)

   Three people were shot in the leg and taken to Kings County Hospital, and one in the hand, who was taken to Maimonides Medical Center. All four are in stable condition. 

   No suspects have been arrested yet, and the investigation is ongoing. 

   Though most students are still remote, there is concern among the Brooklyn College community.

   “I haven’t been to campus post-COVID, but if I were to go I would probably be more nervous going towards the Flatbush side where it happened,” BC student Rayna Pajares-Held told The Vanguard, referring to the shooting. “I feel safe on campus because of the security and I’ve never had issues, but of course I’m going to be more on high alert.” 

   Shooting incidents are down 52 percent compared to last year from 25 to 12 cases in the 70th precinct, where Brooklyn College is located, according to NYPD CompStat. However, Glenwood Road and Nostrand Avenue borders the 67th precinct, where 44 shootings have already occurred in 2021.