A New York City gang member has been indicted for his alleged connection in two separate shooting incidents in Brooklyn and Queens, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace announced this week.
22-year-old Abel Mora, a member of the violent street gang Trinitarios, is being charged with possession of ammunition related to multiple shootings as a formerly convicted felon (for assault).
If convicted, Mora could face upwards of 15 years in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Peace.
According to court filings, the two alleged shooting incidents occurred within the span of nine hours back on Aug. 13, 2023.
At around 1:05 p.m., in Far Rockaway, Queens, it is alleged that Mora exchanged gunfire with other individuals inside of a vehicle throughout a residential neighborhood in the vicinity of New Haven Avenue and Beach 13th Street.
Captured on video, the incident reportedly arose from a fight that broke out between an occupant of the vehicle and Mora’s associate, U.S. Attorney Peace says.
The second shooting took place later on in the day, at around 9:18 p.m. outside of 3441 Fulton Street in East New York, Brooklyn.
During that time, video surveillance reportedly captured Mora allegedly shooting a victim and robbing him of his backpack outside of a busy convenience store. The victim would survive the encounter.
After the second incident took place, Mora allegedly fled the scene with the stolen item and was picked up by an associate of his on a scooter.
According to court filings, Mora allegedly possessed a total of ten 9mm gun cartridges during the two shootings. At the time of Mora’s arrest, police were able to recover a loaded 9mm firearm inside of his place of residence.
“As alleged, this defendant was a one-man crime wave, who engaged in a broad daylight gunfight in Queens, then robbed and shot someone in Brooklyn later that same day,” said United States Attorney Peace. “This Office will continue working tirelessly to dismantle gangs and reduce gun violence by prosecuting violent offenders who put the safety of communities in our district at extreme risk.”