4 people killed in 'mass casualty shooting' at illegal gambling club in Brooklyn: Police

PHOTO: New York police officers secure a crime scene outside a club after a shooting in Brooklyn on Oct. 12, 2019.PlayJohannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images
WATCH 4 people killed in 'mass casualty shooting' at Brooklyn club

Four men were shot and killed early Saturday morning at an illegal gambling location in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, according to police.

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Three others, one woman and two men, were wounded and taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, New York City Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea said at a press conference.

PHOTO: New York police officers secure a crime scene outside a club after a shooting in Brooklyn on Oct. 12, 2019. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images
New York police officers secure a crime scene outside a club after a shooting in Brooklyn on Oct. 12, 2019.

The victims, who have not been identified, range in age from 32 to 49 years old, Shea said. Two of the deceased male victims appeared to be from out of state.

A motive was not immediately clear, and no arrests have been made.

Police said they were called to the scene around 6:55 a.m. after reports of shots fired inside the gambling location, which was also described as a social club, at 74 Utica Ave.

When cops arrived, "they discovered the mass casualty shooting."

PHOTO: New York police officers secure a crime scene outside a club after a shooting in Brooklyn on Oct. 12, 2019. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images
New York police officers secure a crime scene outside a club after a shooting in Brooklyn on Oct. 12, 2019.

The four male victims were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a statement following the shooting.

"Once again, senseless gun violence in our communities has claimed the lives of several individuals," James said in a statement. "The shooting this morning in Crown Heights is deeply upsetting, and we hope that those injured will make full and speedy recoveries. As the details are still unfolding, I urge anyone with information to please contact the NYPD at 1-800-577-TIPS."

Two firearms have been recovered.

Multiple people are being interviewed at the 77th Precinct to determine what happened, according to Shea.

An estimated 15 people were believed to be inside the club when the shooting began and a minimum of 15 shots were fired, preliminary evidence showed.