US: Four People, Including Infant, Shot to Death in Brooklyn  

Investigators were trying to determine whether the deaths were three homicides and a suicide.

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Neighbors gather outside the apartment in New York, where four people, including a young child, were found shot to death on 14 March.
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Four people, including a young child, were shot to death in a Brooklyn apartment on Wednesday, hours before students throughout New York City participated in walkouts to protest gun violence.

Investigators were trying to determine whether the deaths were three homicides and a suicide, according to police spokesman Stephen P Davis.

The child was a girl between the ages of 1 and 2; 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, according to The New York Times.

A relative found their bodies around 5 am at a high-rise complex, the Riverdale Osborne Towers.

Brownsville has long been one of New York City's most violent neighborhoods. Like other parts of the city, it has experienced a steep decline in crime in recent years. It's still one of the poorest parts of Brooklyn.

Young people in the US walked out of class on Wednesday to demand action on gun violence in what activists hoped would be the biggest demonstration of student activism yet in response to last month's massacre in Florida.

The New York City walkouts, which were among thousands being held across the US and around the world, honored victims of last months' Florida school massacre.

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