Alex Taylor, Communications Director, 332-223-9301

NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after a fatal shooting in East Flatbush on Wednesday night. The shooting is being investigated by the NYPD.


“I am deeply saddened by the horrific shooting on Church Avenue Wednesday night that took the life of a 33-year-old man. I want to offer my deepest condolences to the victim’s family and loved ones. While there are no words we can say to bring the victim back, we must pledge to work together to address the latest increase in gun violence. As a member of the New York City Council, I will continue to prioritize the public health and safety of all our citizens and make New York a safer place to live.”


New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis represents the 45th Council District, which comprises Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, & Kensington in Brooklyn, NY. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions. She is also a member of the committees on Civil Service and Labor; Economic Development; Education; Finance; Housing and Buildings; Women and Gender Equity, Youth Services. Council Member Louis is the Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus and Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus.