Peter McCourty, 45, Murdered

Published on May 09, 2022, 3:26 pm
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On Friday, May 06, 2022, at approximately 2133 hours, police responded to a ShotSpotter activation at 557 Chester Street, within the confines of the 73rd Precinct in Brooklyn.

Upon arrival, officers observed two males with gunshot wounds.

A 45-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported by EMS to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.

A 28-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the left leg and was transported by EMS to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the an unknown individual approached an outside window of the location (Champion Cuts Barber Shop) and discharged multiple rounds from a firearm, striking the two individuals inside of the location.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.


Peter McCourty
address withheld
Brooklyn, NY 11212

There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.