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Three men dead in wild shooting in Springfield Gardens

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Posted: Monday, July 9, 2012 2:48 pm

At 5 a.m. Saturday morning three men were killed with an AK-47 on a residential street in Springfield Gardens. The shooting took place in front of 185-10 144 Ave., in the 113th Precinct.

Nearby neighbor Maria Montalvo said as soon as she heard the shots she gathered all of her children and called the police.

The three men reportedly left Albany Manor Night Club in Brooklyn in a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee. They were reportedly followed by men they had gotten in an argument with at the club. The three men were shot with an AK-47 submachine gun, which reportedly fired at least 63 rounds. The number of shooters is still unknown.

Two men were found in the Jeep and the other in the street — all with bullet wounds. Emergency Medical Services pronounced the three men dead on arrival. Police have not yet  identified the victims or suspects.

“It sounded like they were hitting on metal,” Montalvo said. “I’ve been here three years and I’ve never seen anything like this in my life.”

UPDATE: This article was corrected to reflect a change in the exact location of the shooting. Police reported that it happened in front of 185-4 144 Ave., while a neighbor said it happened in front of 185-14, but it really occurred in front of the house in between the two.

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