2 dead, 9 wounded in overnight shootings across New York City

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
2 dead, 9 wounded in overnight shootings across New York City
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Just hours after July 4th fireworks shows, more gun violence erupted across New York City overnight in three boroughs. Jim Dolan has more.

TREMONT, the Bronx (WABC) -- Just hours after July 4th fireworks shows, more gun violence erupted across New York City overnight in three boroughs.

At least 11 people were shot overnight and two were killed.

Six of those gunned down were in the Bronx, drawing Mayor Eric Adams to the scene and leading the NYPD to issue a Level 4 mobilization to flood the borough with officers from all 77 precincts.

One of the most recent deadly shootings occurred in the Tremont section of The Bronx, where police were called around 2:20 a.m. after an 18-year-old and 19-year-old were shot.

The 18-year-old victim, who was found with a gunshot wound to the leg, was pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital, while the 19-year-old, who was shot in the hip, is in stable condition.

Two persons of interest were taken into custody. A firearm was recovered and that investigation remains ongoing.

Over in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, a woman was shot in the leg at Livonia Avenue and Bristol Street just 1:30 a.m.

That woman was taken to Brookdale University Hospital in stable condition.

A person of interest in that shooting was taken into custody.

Less than an hour later, a separate incident occurred right around the corner of that location, where a 20-year-old male was shot once in the leg outside 344 Chester Street around 2:20 a.m.

That victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.

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Over in Inwood, a 30-year-old was fatally shot outside a building on Vermilyea Avenue.

Police responded to the scene, where they found the male with a gunshot wound to the face.

That victim was taken to NYC Health + Hospital/Harlem, where he was pronounced dead. No arrests have been made. An investigation remains ongoing.

Bullets also rang out earlier in the night in Queens.

At around 11:20 p.m., a 53-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder at 194-07 112th Road in the Jamaica section.

The victim took herself to Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where was is in stable condition.

Minutes later, at 12:38 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot once in the right leg at 2745 Schley Avenue in the Throgs Neck neighborhood of the Bronx. That victim was taken to Montefiore Westchester Square Campus in stable condition.

Less than a half hour later, a separate shooting occurred in Throgs Neck, where a 36-year-old man was shot twice outside 2774 Dewey Avenue. He was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

At 4:06 a.m. a male was shot outside a NYCHA complex in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn.

This news comes after a bullet-riddled weekend, where nine shootings unfolded across the city, and three of the victims were children.

The motive in all these shootings remain under investigation.

Shooting incidents are actually down 25% citywide this year and down 30% in the Bronx, but overall crime in the borough is up.

The borough president acknowledges most residents say they do not feel safe. Despite anti-violence marches and events with community organizations called violence interrupters, the perception is that crime is out of control.


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