4 shot during candlelight vigil in Brooklyn, police say

Two men and two women were shot early Monday during a candlelight vigil in a New York City neighborhood, authorities said.

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The shooting happened shortly before 2 a.m. outside a building in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, WABC reported.

The vigil was being held for a neighbor who had died. Police said that person had died of natural causes and was not a victim of violence, WPIX reported.

"They were just trying to celebrate the little guy over there that just died of cancer and you see all this shooting out here," neighbor Douglas McLough told WABC.

The four victims were in stable condition Monday morning, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported. According to authorities, a 33-year-old man was shot in the chest, a 24-year-old man was shot in the leg, a woman in her 40s was shot in the back and another woman in her 40s was shot in the leg, WPIX reported.

It was the second shooting in Brooklyn involving four or more people since one person was killed and 11 were injured July 27 at an Old Timers Day party in the Brownsville neighborhood.

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