A Brownsville, Brooklyn block party erupted in gunfire at just before 11 p.m. Saturday, leaving a 38-year-old man dead and 11 others injured, law enforcement sources told The Post.
A single shooter — still at large after midnight — is believed to have opened fire at the annual “Old Timers Day” block party at Brownsville Recreation Center at Christopher and Hegeman avenues, the sources said.
By midnight, detectives had found one abandoned firearm and were combing the ground for more evidence among hundreds of scattered beer bottles, cans, cups and other debris from the two-day party.
The victims have been rushed to nearby Brookdale Hospital and to Kings County Hospital.
“I heard shots and I ducked,” said one 66-year-old man who attended the party.
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“When I stuck my head up, and the smoke cleared, it was pure pandemonium,” said the man, who asked not to be named.
The party, which features concerts, food and exhibitions, is in its 56th year, and attracts thousands of attendees.
“We had a terrible shooting in Brownsville tonight that shattered a peaceful neighborhood event,” Mayor de Blasio tweeted at close to 1 a.m.
The shooting happened in the same precinct where the first of four water-dousing attacks on cops broke out on the previous Saturday.