A 15-year-old boy said to be a member of the Crips has been arrested after police said he opened fire from a stolen car at members of a rival gang during a shooting that left five people wounded in Brooklyn before dawn on Monday, including a 6-year-old boy.
The alleged Crips member whose name has not been released has been charged with five counts of attempted murder, according to the New York Post.
An unidentified 21-year-old who was also said to be armed was taken into custody by police.
The suspect allegedly shot at members of the rival Folk Nation gang from a stolen car at Crown Street and Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights at around 3am on Monday.
A 15-year-old boy reputed to be a member of the Crips gang was arrested by police in New York in connection with a shooting in Brooklyn before dawn on Monday. The image above shows a blood-stained sidewalk and clothing in Crown Heights on Monday
Disturbing video captured the moment a six-year-old boy was scooped up off the pavement by his mother after they were both shot alongside three other people during a pre-dawn J'Ouvert celebration in Brooklyn on Monday morning
The boy is seen lying on the pavement in a pool of his own blood as a woman, identified as his mother, rushes over and tries to pick him up
A few feet away from the boy, a man is seen collapsed on the ground after he was also apparently struck by gunfire
The shooting took place as some 300 people gathered for a pre-dawn procession celebrating the Caribbean J'Ouvert festival.
Video obtained by DailyMail.com showed the dramatic moment a six-year-old boy was scooped up off the pavement by his mother after they were both shot during the festival.
Dozens are heard screaming in terror and fleeing after the gun went off.
The shooting, one of more than 20 across the five boroughs, came as New York City continues to see a dramatic spike in violence with at least 28 people shot over the course of Labor Day weekend.
In the video, the boy is seen lying on the pavement in a pool of his own blood as a woman, identified as his mother, rushes over and tries to pick him up.
A few feet away from the boy, a man is seen collapsed on the ground after he was also apparently struck by gunfire.
Police sources told the New York Post that the boy, identified as Maxwell Cesc-Vinho, was shot in the left leg while his mother Patricia Bratwaith, 47, and a man named Flavian Yves, 40, were struck in the left foot.
The sources identified the other two victims as Bob Charlotin, 46, and Kelly Barthold, 34, and said they were both shot in the right leg.
All five victims were transported to Kings County Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Five people were shot and wounded, though their injuries were not life-threatening. Pedestrians are seen near the crime scene in Crown Heights on Monday
Police believe that the 15-year-old suspect was aiming for members of a rival gang, Folk Nation
A 21-year-old who was also armed was taken into custody by police
The incident in Crown Heights was one of more than 20 shootings across the city over Labor Day Weekend
At least 28 people were either wounded or killed in gun violence over the Labor Day weekend, according to New York police
Investigators are still working to determine the motive for the shooting, but NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said it appeared to be gang-related.
'This is a notorious gang area that, you know, we've had problems with in the past,' Harrison told reporters on Monday morning.
It's unclear whether any of the victims were targeted on purpose. Harrison said that the mother and son were just getting out of a cab when they were struck.
'It was really crazy - everyone was in shock,' Joshua Kristal, who was in the procession when the shooting