NY shooting in Brooklyn leaves toddler and three others dead

Toddler among four shot dead in Brooklyn

Modal Trigger Apartment buildings on Thatford Avenue near Riverdale Avenue in Brownsville. Seth Gottfried

Four people, including a child, were found shot to death in a Brooklyn apartment early Wednesday morning, police said. Terrance Briggs, 27, is believed to be the father of 1-year-old Laylay Briggs.

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The four victims - three adult men and one young, female toddler - were discovered by a relative around 5 a.m. inside a fourth-floor apartment of a building on Thatford Avenue near Riverdale Avenue in Brownsville, police said.

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The bodies of four apparent shooting victims, including a 1-year-old girl, were found in a Brooklyn apartment just hours before students throughout New York City participated in walkouts to protest gun violence. They were all shot in the head. Police say there are no signs of forced entry into the apartment. Detectives are preliminarily treating the deaths as a triple murder-suicide. However, one of the dead men is lying face down between furniture, possibly with a weapon underneath him. Members of the NYPD Crime Scene Unit are at the scene.

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The other victims were a male apparently in his late teens, a man apparently in his 50s, and a man apparently in his late 20s.

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