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TWO PEOPLE SHOT DEAD, FOUR WOUNDED IN J’OUVERT PARADE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK!

  • Detectives comb the site of a shooting along the J'Ouvert parade route at Washington Ave. and Empire Blvd. early Monday.

Detectives comb the site of a shooting along the J’Ouvert parade route at Washington Ave. and Empire Blvd. early Monday.

(DANNY IUDICI)

At least five people were shot, two fatally, as gunshots erupted at the bustling J’Ouvert celebration in Brooklyn despite NYPD doubling its parade patrols.The annual West Indian heritage celebration was marred by deadly violence for a second consecutive year. Cops rushed to eastern Prospect Park before 4 a.m. following reports that four people had been shot in two separate incidents.A man and a woman were fatally shot within minutes of each other along Empire Blvd. near Flatbush Ave. in Prospect-Lefferts Garden. The male died of at least one gunshot wound in the chest while a bullet struck the woman in the head at Washington Ave., police said.

Two women were wounded in a separate shooting at Flatbush Ave.

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A man is taken into police custody at Linden Ave. and Nostrand Ave. amid violence during the J’Ouvert celebration.

A man is taken into police custody at Linden Ave. and Nostrand Ave. amid violence during the J’Ouvert celebration.

(TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Frightened revelers scattered as gunshots rang out.

Police said a fifth male was shot in the wrist at Linden Ave. and Nostrand Ave and one person was stabbed at Ocean Ave. and Empire Blvd. Both are expected to survive.

Cops initially outnumbered revelers during a quiet start to J’Ouvert — but the celebration turned violent as revelers marched through Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Crown Heights.

NYPD doubled its parade patrol to squash more gun violence at the annual Carnival event.

NYPD doubled its parade patrol to squash more gun violence at the annual Carnival event.

(NYPD)

Celebrators continued to dance despite the police investigations along Empire Blvd.

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Prospect Heights resident Jill Roberts, who hoped for a peaceful night of festivities, slammed the gun attacks as “senseless killings.”

“I feel like I didn’t have a J’Ouvert,” Roberts, 42, said. She wished authorities would “tell these people to go home.” “It’s not safe,” Roberts added.

Marchers who braved the bullets tossed paint and baby powder at fellow partiers, into the air and at squad cars as more than a thousand NYPD officers watched over the celebration, an event marred by heartbreaking violence in the past.

Gov. Cuomo aide Carey Gabay was fatally shot by a stray bullet during last year’s J’Ouvert revelry.

Vendors at the Carnival kick-off welcomed the heavy police presence even if it meant sparser crowds — and fewer customers.

“There’s more police in the area and that’s good,” said Fort Greene vendor Gerald (Unk) Covington, who has catered to the nighttime party for the 23 years. “The crowd would be three times the size in previous years.”

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