Police in New York City said they arrested a man who was accused Monday of shooting a woman in the leg during a dispute over pizza.
The incident occurred about 6 p.m. in the city’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
The woman was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, police said.
The man, who was not identified, was charged with criminal possession of a firearm.
He was taken into custody Monday night.
A second man was also arrested and charged with assault and criminal possession with a firearm, police spokesman Paul Browne said.
A third person was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, Browne said, adding that all three people are expected to be released Tuesday.
The police chief in the New York area, Joseph Pantazis, was quick to condemn the shooting.
“I condemn it as wrong,” Pantazus said in a statement Monday evening.
“The city will never accept this kind of behavior and we are committed to making sure no one is subjected to it.”
He added: “I also want to assure everyone in the community that we will be here for them.”
The incident was the latest in a series of violent incidents over the past several months in the Brooklyn borough.
On April 9, a man with a gun and a backpack opened fire on a group of people celebrating the birthday of a friend at a Brooklyn park.
The attack left five people injured.