Five men wounded, one critically, in two separate Christmas Eve shootings: police

Bullets flew about 11:50 p.m. Friday when a gunman opened fire on four men outside of a deli near the corner of Nostrand Ave. and Sterling St. in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. (Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

Five men were hospitalized, one with critical injuries, after they were hit by gunfire in two separate Brooklyn shootings on Christmas Eve, police said Saturday.

Bullets flew about 11:50 p.m. on Friday when a gunman opened fire on four men outside a deli near the corner of Nostrand Ave. and Sterling St. in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, cops said.

When police arrived at the scene, a 50-year-old man had been shot in the buttocks and a 41-year-old man had been hit in the thigh. EMS took both victims to Kings County Hospital.

A short time later, two other men wounded in the shooting — a 39-year-old who had been shot in the back and a 42-year-old man who had been shot in the foot — hobbled into Kings County Hospital looking for medical care.

When police arrived at the scene, a 50-year-old man had been shot in the buttocks and a 41-year-old man had been hit in the thigh. (Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

The victims confirmed that they were at the scene of the shooting, but wouldn’t elaborate on what happened, a police source with knowledge of the case said.

An hour and a half later and about 2 miles away, a 20-year-old man was shot in the back in a separate attack on Avenue D near E. 46th St. in East Flatbush.

20-year-old man was shot in the back in a separate attack on Ave. D near E. 46th St. in East Flatbush. (Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

EMS rushed the victim to Brookdale University Hospital with a minor injury.

No arrests have been made in either case, cops said.

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