NEW YORK - There were two shootings involving the NYPD within five hours late Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
A 30-year-old man was shot in front of the Gowanus Houses shortly before 8 p.m.
Two plainclothes officers patrolling in an unmarked car saw the man firing a gun at another man. The officers identified themselves as police and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon before firing numerous rounds at the suspect, according to police.
The suspect was struck and hospitalized in critical condition. He later died.
Two police were taken to a local hospital for trauma evaluation.
The unidentified suspect had an extensive criminal history and was out on parole.
At about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, a bloody shootout involving police occurred inside a subway station in the Wakefield section of the borough.
Plainclothes officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert, a system that detects and conveys the location of gunfire, and a 911 call about a man firing shots inside the 225 Street Station.
Two officers fired several rounds striking the man in the shoulder.
A .380 semi-automatic weapon was recovered at the scene.
He was taken to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition.