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Update: 4-Year-Old Girl Among Three People Shot In Broad Daylight In Times Square​

Three people, including a four-year-old girl from Brooklyn, were shot in broad daylight in Times Square Saturday, according to police.
At a news briefing hours after the incident, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said that the incident unfolded just before 5 p.m. at the corner of 45th Street and Seventh Avenue just near the Minskoff Theatre, home to the Broadway musical The Lion King. An argument erupted between at least two to four people, Shea said, in which one of the persons pulled out at firearm and began shooting. The four-year-old girl was buying toys with her family when she was hit in the thigh. She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital and underwent surgery.

A 23-year-old woman visiting from Rhode Island and a 43-year-old woman were also hit. The 23-year-old woman was initially supposed to visit the Statue of Liberty, but couldn't get tickets, prompting her to come to Times Square, Shea said.
The three victims did not know each other and appeared to all be innocent bystanders, according to Shea.
Officers are now on the hunt for the shooter. The incident comes as the city continues to slowly reopen as more and more people continue to get vaccinated during the pandemic. It also comes as the number of shooting incidents have increased 166%, going from 56 last year to 149 the same time a year ago.

"We have been taking guns off the street in New York City at an alarming rate over the past two years, and it's time now we have consequences," Shea said.
Shea blamed the incident on several laws in the books. While Shea did not specify what laws he was referring to, he has been outspoken over the state's bail reform laws.
"How many kids have to be shot before we take this seriously," Shea said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was not at the briefing, tweeted that the victims "are in stable condition."

During the news conference, the NYPD released an image taken from surveillance cameras of a suspect wanted in connection to the shooting.

Social media erupted shortly after the shooting, with alerts coming from the NYPD and the Office of Emergency Management warning pedestrians and drivers to stay off the street.

FDNY said the victims were transported to Bellevue Hospital.

A video posted on the Citizen App shows an intense scene at Times Square.
 

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Workers at Times Square business say neighborhood isn’t the same, safety a concern​

Manager Margarita Morillo and server Ivan Prado-Stevens have both worked at Havana Central Restaurant and Bar in Times Square for a long time.

What You Need To Know

  • Two longtime employees at a restaurant in Times Square told NY1 that the neighborhood has completely changed since the pandemic began and they no longer feel safe coming to and from work
  • The employees said that unsavory characters have moved into the neighborhood and have contributed to making it feel less safe
  • NYPD data on crimes reported in the Midtown South Precinct, which includes Times Square and several other tourist locations, show a significant increase in robberies and felonious assaults


Morillo has worked at the restaurant for 15 years and Prado-Stevens for 14 years.
Both told NY1 that they’ve stayed at the restaurant all that time because they love the atmosphere of the area.
They love all of the tourists and being so close to all the Broadway shows.
However, they also said that in the last year the neighborhood has completely changed.
They both said that for the first time in more than a decade, they worry about their safety when coming to and from work.
“It’s a little more dangerous, yes,” said Morillo. “Before you felt safer but now it’s not safe.”
“I’m very scared every night when I finish and I’m going home,” Prado-Stevens said. “I live in Queens.”
So, when three innocent bystanders were shot in broad daylight in Times Square over the weekend, they had a reaction that was different than most.
“I’m not surprised because I saw it every day. Every night when I finish work - different people, strange people, not acting very good, selling drugs,” Prado-Stevens said, of the people that replaced the tourists and Broadway patrons during the pandemic.
NYPD statistics seem to substantiate their concerns.
The area of Times Square falls under the Midtown South precinct.
Also covered by the precinct are Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden and Koreatown.
According to NYPD data listed on the website for the Midtown South Precinct, robberies are up 600% when comparing 2020 stats versus those in 2021 for the time period between January 1 and May 2.
Felonious assaults, which include shootings and stabbings, are also up 200% for the same time period.
NY1 broke down the data even further and only counted the number of robberies and felonious assaults documented between the area of 8th Avenue and Broadway, and 7th Avenue between West 45th Street and West 40th Street.
Comparing data from 2020 to 2021, also during the period between January 1 and May 2, NY1 found that felonious assaults were up more than 50% and robberies are up more than 36%.
Morillo and Prado-Stevens said that they are at a loss for how to fix the problem.
They could only suggest that more police be added to the area.
They just hope that things will get better with time.
“It’s a little difficult and different. It’s a challenge right now,” Morillo said.


 

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Broad Daylight Bike Theft Outside Luxury Condo on Orchard Street​

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Thieves are becoming more brazen on the Lower East Side. Case in point, this bike thief on Orchard Street in broad daylight.
A resident captured video of this man clipping a lock at 11:30am outside the luxury condo building at 196 Orchard Street on Sunday morning. The thief used an angle grinder to cut the kryptonite ten-pound metal lock system. (Sparks are visible during the maneuver.)
One passerby even sees what’s happening and keeps walking.
According to the 7th Precinct, there has been a rash of bike theft in the neighborhood. The running assumption is the same person or group is likely behind it.
 

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NYPD: 4 arrested in connection with string of subway attacks​

The New York City Police Department says four people have been arrested in connection with a string of slashings on the subway Friday morning.
According to NYPD Deputy Chief Jason Wilcox, the four people were taken into custody at approximately 11:20 a.m. Friday as they exited a northbound 1 train at the 79th Street station.
Wilcox said a police captain and a police officer spotted the four men, who, according to Wilcox, matched the description and images of wanted suspects that were being circulated.
“We are confident that we have the right people in custody at this time,” Wilcox said.
Police say five men – four of them attacked with a knife, and one punched - were attacked across four subway stations early Friday morning.
Each of the attacks happened on a southbound 4 train, according to police.
Police say it started with a man being cut on the train just before 4:30 a.m. That man exited at the Union Square station, according to police.
Authorities say two other men were then attacked a few minutes later on the train. According to police, one man was slashed with a knife, causing a laceration to his nose, while the other was punched in the face. Police say those two victims got off at Astor Place.
After that, a fourth man was slashed across the left cheek and got off at the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station, according to police.
All of those victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
According to Wilcox, one of the suspects taken into custody in connection with these incidents was also arrested in connection to a similar knifepoint robbery in January, and was released on his own recognizance in connection with that incident.
Police added that a fifth man later approached officers at the 161st Street/Yankee Stadium station and said he was stabbed in the right eye with a knife near the 59th Street/Columbus Circle station. Wilcox said that that man is now undergoing surgery at a local hospital.
The incidents come as the subways are about to return to 24/7 service on Monday.
In a statement Friday morning, NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg took aim at Mayor Bill de Blasio saying, in part, "The responsibility for these vicious attacks does not fall on an already strapped police department – it falls on City Hall and the individuals who are taking advantage of the mayor’s negligence on the issue."
Feinberg went on to say, "If he needed a wake-up call, this is it. Enough is enough. The mayor is risking New York’s recovery every time he lets these incidents go by without meaningful action."
The mayor's office was quick to respond and blasted the agency for pointing fingers and placing blame solely on City Hall.
"New York City is surging over 500 officers on top of a 2,500-strong transit force to fight subway crime," press secretary Bill Neidhardt said in a statement, referring to deployments that were made in February after fatal stabbings on the A train. "The City has pulled cops off desk duty and put them on platforms and trains. We're going to keep putting massive resources into this fight to keep our subways safe."
 

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Police in Cities Across U.S. Brace for a Violent Summer

Lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, rise in gun purchases have officials on edge heading into warmer months​



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Officers at the scene of a March 30 shooting in lower Manhattan, where a man was seriously injured just steps from upscale boutiques and hotels.​

Police departments in New York City and other large metro areas across the U.S. are bulking up patrols and implementing new tactics to prepare for what they say could be a violent summer.
States lifting Covid-19 restrictions and more people out in public spaces in warmer weather increase the likelihood of more shootings, as well as less-serious crimes, officials say. Many crimes, including violent ones, normally rise in summer. Gun purchases also rose during the pandemic and cities have seen an increase in guns being used in crimes.
Shootings and homicides in big U.S. cities are up this year again after rising last year. In the last three months of 2020, homicides rose 32.2% in cities with a population of at least one million, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Quarterly Uniform Crime Report.

In New York City, the number of homicides has reached 146 for the year so far, an increase of 27% from 115 during the same period in 2020. In Dallas, police have counted 75 homicides this year, up from 58 during the same period last year. Chicago police have recorded 195 homicides, up from 160 in the year-ago period.

“We’re coming out of the pandemic, life is starting again and more people are going to be out on the street,” said the Jersey City, N.J., director of public safety, James Shea.
The Jersey City Police Department is increasing the deployment of officers to foot posts in high-crime areas, expanding the department’s closed-circuit video system and holding public meetings to improve relations with the community, he said.
In Dallas, the city’s Violent Crime Reduction Plan includes provisions for the deployment of officers this summer to the city’s hot spots, where much of the violent crime is committed, Police Chief Eddie Garcia said.
The pandemic interfered with efforts by the police in Washington, D.C., to visit communities in person last year and spend time with residents face-to-face, said Robert Contee, chief of the city’s Metropolitan Police Department. This year, he said he believes more officers will be out in communities, building relationships.

“You wouldn’t see a lot of that last year, and we certainly want to do more of that because I think that that’s how you get to safer communities, by engaging community members of where they are,” Chief Contee said.
The MPD has recorded 69 homicides so far this year, up from 52 during the same period last year. Last year the city had 198 homicides, up from 166 in 2019, according to police.
New York Police Department officials are dispatching 200 officers and adding patrols to 100 blocks in the city with the highest levels of gun violence. The city saw one of its most violent summers in 2020, recording the most shootings since 1996.
“The warmer months always usually give us more problems when it comes to violence,” said NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison.
Chief Harrison said gang activity accounted for about half of the shootings in the city. He said officers struggled to solve cases during the pandemic in part because the NYPD’s relationship with residents suffered in 2020, when thousands attended demonstrations against police brutality and racism.
The NYPD would work this summer to rebuild the trust of potential witnesses to crimes by meeting with residents, community leaders and members of neighborhood groups, Chief Harrison said. The reopening of bars and other establishments may reduce violence at illegal nightclubs, which flourished during the pandemic, he said.
Police have made more arrests for gun-related crimes this year, but the effort so far has failed to slow the pace of shootings, NYPD officials say. The officials said they are also expanding the use of technology that identifies the sound and location of gunfire.

In New York City, the number of shootings for the year so far is 451, up 86% from 242 in the same period in 2020.
Additional officers have also been deployed in recent weeks to Manhattan business districts, including Times Square, where a shooting occurred May 8 in the afternoon, according to the officials. The shooting happened after a dispute among a group of men, according to the officials. Three bystanders—a 4-year-old-girl and two women—were injured when they were hit by stray bullets.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said after the shooting that the city is being flooded with illegal guns. He has called for stricter gun-control laws at the federal level.
Many illegal guns seized by police in New York City are purchased out of state and brought into the city, where they are subsequently sold locally, according to NYPD officials. A gun-trafficking route that starts in the South and is known as the Iron Pipeline has been active during the pandemic, the officials said.
 

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Eleven people shot in eight bloody hours across NYC, one fatally​

A person was shot near the Port Authority bus station in Midtown Manhattan Saturday night — becoming the 11th shooting victim across the city in a bloody eight-hour stretch, according to police sources.
A man and a woman allegedly shot Shawn Spencer, 41, in his leg during an argument at a 7-11 convenience store on 8th Avenue and 37th Street, just before 11:30 p.m., the NYPD said.

Abdoulahi Dialloand, 25 and Tawania Thomas, 27 have been taken into custody and are facing charges after cops recovered a gun, according to investigators.

Hours earlier, five people were shot in one incident in the Claremont section of The Bronx, one of them fatally, sources said.

Three injured men and a woman walked to the hospital after bullets rang out at 9 p.m., while a fourth man died at the 1625 Webster Avenue scene, according to sources.
Elsewhere in the borough, two teenagers were shot and wounded in Eastchester Gardens, sources said. A man was taken to Lincoln Hospital after being hit by gunfire at 168th Street and University Avenue, and another victim was gunned down at 2579 Decatur Avenue, just steps from Fordham University, according to sources.
Bronx police investigate a shooting that took place around 11pm on May 15, 2021 which left one person dead.Christopher Sadowski
In Far Rockaway, Queens, a woman was injured after being shot on Beach 56th Street, sources said.
All 11 incidents happened between 4 p.m. and midnight, the sources said.
No shootings were reported in Brooklyn or on Staten Island during the violent time frame.

The gunplay didn’t end at midnight, however. Police said a 34-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday morning in a dispute in the Bronx.
The victim was struck in the stomach around 12:31 a.m. on East 184th Street and taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Cops recovered a .40-caliber shell casing at the scene.
 

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Federal prosecutor struck by stray bullet outside Brooklyn restaurant

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A Aederal prosecutor was one of two innocent bystanders struck by stray bullets outside a bustling Brooklyn restaurant, sending terrified diners diving for cover amid an intensifying shooting surge across the Big Apple.
Mollie Bracewell, 34, a Harvard Law School grad who works in the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan, was dining outside Muse in Prospect Heights at around 9 p.m. Friday as the Thai hotspot turned into a warzone when two rival gangs squabbling nearby opened fire, sources told The Post.

Bracewell heard four shots and felt pain in her left eye and was taken to Kings County Hospital where an X-Ray found there was a bullet fragment lodged under her eye, police sources said.

Benjamin Bustamante, a 31-year-old man who was strolling by the Washington Avenue restaurant was shot in the foot and taken to Methodist Hospital, said police. He was also an unintended victim, according to police.
Mollie Bracewell was taken to Kings County Hospital after the shooting.Wayne Carrington
A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the shootings. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and police said they were investigating whether he fired the shots.
Mollie Bracewell works in the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan.
Bracewell confirmed through the intercom of her nearby apartment Saturday that she was one of the restaurant victims.
“I’m sorry, but if you want to talk to anyone you should reach out to our press office,” she told The Post. “I’m not going to answer any other questions.”
A spokesman for the US Attorney’s office declined to comment and said Bracewell would have no comment.

Bracewell has worked in the general crimes and narcotics units of the office and prosecuted sex trafficking and the case against Sarah Lawrence College “sex cult” leader Lawrence Ray.
Bustamante appeared to be recovering in good spirits Saturday after being struck in the foot by gunfire, writing on Instagram “got me new sneakers!!! no bullet holes in this one,” accompanied by a picture of his right foot in a cast in what appears to be a hospital bed with a crutch pictured in the background.
Benjamin Bustamante was also shot at Muse restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Muse manager Onvadee Bunsri described the mayhem at the packed eatery which had a line out the door as locals kicked off the weekend.
“They shot the glass door and the glass door was broken,” she said. “The customers were down on the floor. Everyone was down on the floor.”
She observed Bracewell appeared “really hurt.”
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“This is really scary. She was just eating,” the manager said.
Neighbors said they are terrified by the surge of shootings.
According to police, Bracewell was not an intended target in the shooting.Dakota Santiago/FNTV
Benjamin Bustamante shows his injured leg after the shooting.
“This is Brooklyn in the 1970s and 1980s,” one resident said. “I didn’t feel like I would live through this twice.”
The number of shootings has skyrocketed 82 percent this year to 490 through May 16 compared to 270 during the same period last year, NYPD stats show.
“Unfortunately, it won’t take a federal prosecutor getting shot dining al fresco for the mayor, City Council, Corey Johnson, and their gaggle of defund the police activists to admit they’ve gone too far,” said Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD sergeant and adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice “Shootings and murders have ravaged minority neighborhoods the past year and their silence has been deafening.”
 

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For the month of April 2021, overall index crime in New York City rose 30.4% compared with April 2020
NYPD Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for April 2021
For the month of April 2021, overall index crime in New York City rose 30.4% compared with April 2020, driven by a 66% increase in grand larceny (2,659 v. 1,601) and a 35.6% increase in felony assault (1,630 v. 1,202). Robbery saw a 28.6% increase compared to April 2020 (885 v. 688), and shooting incidents increased to 149 v. 56 in April 2020 (+166.1%). Burglary was the only index crime to post a reduction – down 26% (855 v. 1,155) in April 2021, compared to the previous year.
As the number of shooting incidents has climbed, so have the number of gun arrests made by NYPD officers. For the month of April 2021, there were 223 gun arrests citywide. This is an increase of 3.7% compared to April 2020, or + 8 arrests. As the court system returns to its usual operations, the NYPD will be working closely with its prosecutorial partners to bring a number of long-term investigations focused on the drivers of violence to a successful conclusion. Additionally, targeted patrols working in coordination with field intelligence officers and informed by ShotSpotter technology are all part of a larger effort to combat gun violence and its effects on victims.
“The NYPD is relentless in its mission to maintain public safety for all New Yorkers,” said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. “The selfless work our officers carry out – day after day, night after night – is one important part of the entire criminal justice system’s process, a process where all pieces must work together to be wholly effective.”

Statistics on Index Crimes​

April 2021April 2020+/-%YTD 2021YTD 2020+/-%
Murder4438+6+15.8%132+112+20+17.9%
Rape11072+38+52.8%444+440+4+0.9%
Robbery885688+197+28.6%34844155-671-16.1%
Fel. Assault16301202+428+35.6%61795963+216+3.6%
Burglary8551155-300-26.0%36994336-637-14.7%
Grand
Larceny
26591601105866.1%1016811683-1515-13.0%
G.L.A.749-558191-34.2%2566210745921.8%
TOTAL69325314+1618+30.4%2667228796-2124-7.4%

Additional Statistics on Transit/Housing Crime and Shootings, 2019-2020​

April 2021April 2020+/-%
Transit​
112124-13-10.5%
Housing​
455311+144+46.3%
Shooting
Incidents​
14956+93+166.1%

April Rape Breakdowns​

2021​
11081681311
2020​
726253002
2019​
145110196217
2018​
1681321740312
2017​
11997141016
2016​
11910570115
  • Rape continues to be underreported. If you have been a victim of sexual assault, please come forward. The NYPD Special Victims Division's 24-hour hotline is 212-267-RAPE (7273).

Year-To-Date Hate Crimes Statistics Summary through May 2, 2021​

CLASSIFICATION BREAKOUT
Asian​
8016+64+400%
Black​
1697+78%
Disability​
0000%
Ethnic​
20+2***.*
Gender​
1082+25%
Hispanic​
303***.*
Religion​
12-1-50%
Semitic​
5458-4-7%
Sexual Orientation​
1477+100%
White​
03-3-100%
Grand Total​
180104+76+73%
Note: Hate Crime Task Force Statistics contained above are subject to change as Active Possible Bias Cases can be reclassified to Non-Bias and removed from counted statistics upon investigation. As a result of a possible change to Non-Bias classification, statistical percentages may fluctuate beyond assumed percentage calculations from week-to-week reporting periods
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Wild shootout between 2 gunmen on Manhattan street caught on video​

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The NYPD is trying to track down the two men responsible for a broad daylight shootout on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

UPPER WEST SIDE (WABC) -- The NYPD is trying to track down the two men responsible for a broad daylight shootout on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

It happened Tuesday at 2:20 p.m. on West 103rd Street near Amsterdam Avenue.
Video shows the two men confront each other, take out their guns, and open fire.

Surveillance video shows a shootout on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Surveillance video shows a shootout on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

No one was hurt in the hail of bullets.

You can see the men duck behind parked cars before they flee the scene.

The first gunman fled southbound on Broadway. The second fled westbound on 103rd Street riding a scooter.

The first gunman is described as a dark-skinned man, approximately 18 - 22 years of age, 5'8" tall, and 130 lbs. and was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and dark-colored sneakers.

The second gunman is described as a dark-skinned man, approximately 18 - 22 years of age, 5'9" tall, and 130 lbs. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt, dark-colored sweatpants with a vertical yellow stripe on the legs, and dark-colored sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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Shootings across all 5 NYC boroughs leave 1 dead, 15 wounded in 6 hours

A 15-year-old was killed and more than a dozen others shot, including at least one in every New York City borough, in a six-hour period Monday evening.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said there were nine shooting incidents, four of them in Brooklyn, with a total of 15 victims.

The incident that turned deadly happened at 10:30 p.m. at 123rd and Lexington in East Harlem, where the teen was short in the torso and a 30-year-old man shot in the knee.

Both were rushed to Harlem Hospital, where the 15-year-old was pronounced dead.

It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting, and there have been no arrests.

About two and half hours earlier in Bushwick, five people were shot outside a bodega.

Authorities say it appeared to be Trinitarios gang members shooting at a rival gang, and some of the victims may be arrested.

Additional shootings between 4:30 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. Monday included victims in each of the other New York City boroughs. They are described as follows:

--4:45 p.m.: A 36-year-old man was shot in the ankle at 145th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. He was taken Jamaica Medical Center in stable condition.

--5:40 p.m.: A 35-year-old man was shot at Eighth Avenue at West 143rd Street in Harlem. He was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.

--6 p.m.: A man in his 20s was shot in front of 835 Nostrand Avenue, at President Street, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

--7:50 p.m.: Five men were shot in front of a bodega at 735 Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick. A 25-year-old man was shot in the back, a 24-year-old man was shot in the chest, a 38-year-old man was shot in the right arm, and a 29-year-old man was shot in the right leg. Three taken Wyckoff Heights Hospital by private means, and the fourth went to Elmhurst Hospital Center. The fifth victim arrived at hospital later. Three Hispanic males fled the scene.



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A 15-year-old was killed and more than a dozen others shot, including at least one in every New York City borough, in a six-hour period Monday evening.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A 15-year-old was killed and more than a dozen others shot, including at least one in every New York City borough, in a six-hour period Monday evening.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said there were nine shooting incidents, four of them in Brooklyn, with a total of 15 victims.

The incident that turned deadly happened at 10:30 p.m. at 123rd and Lexington in East Harlem, where the teen was short in the torso and a 30-year-old man shot in the knee.

RELATED | 7 shootings in 6 hours leave 1 dead, a dozen wounded across every NYC borough

The seven shooting incidents have left NYPD investigators with their hands full.
The seven shooting incidents have left NYPD investigators with their hands full.
Both were rushed to Harlem Hospital, where the 15-year-old was pronounced dead.

It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting, and there have been no arrests.
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About two and half hours earlier in Bushwick, five people were shot outside a bodega.



Authorities say it appeared to be Trinitarios gang members shooting at a rival gang, and some of the victims may be arrested.

Additional shootings between 4:30 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. Monday included victims in each of the other New York City boroughs. They are described as follows:

--4:45 p.m.: A 36-year-old man was shot in the ankle at 145th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. He was taken Jamaica Medical Center in stable condition.

--5:40 p.m.: A 35-year-old man was shot at Eighth Avenue at West 143rd Street in Harlem. He was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.

--6 p.m.: A man in his 20s was shot in front of 835 Nostrand Avenue, at President Street, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

--7:50 p.m.: Five men were shot in front of a bodega at 735 Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick. A 25-year-old man was shot in the back, a 24-year-old man was shot in the chest, a 38-year-old man was shot in the right arm, and a 29-year-old man was shot in the right leg. Three taken Wyckoff Heights Hospital by private means, and the fourth went to Elmhurst Hospital Center. The fifth victim arrived at hospital later. Three Hispanic males fled the scene.

Derick Waller reports on the subway crimes from the Upper East Side.
Derick Waller reports on the subway crimes from the Upper East Side.
--8:30 p.m.: Two people were shot at 231 Steuben Street in Concord section of Staten Island. A 19-year-old man was shot in the left arm, and a 20-year-old man was shot in the left leg. They were taken to Staten Island University Hospital in stable condition.

--10:30 p.m.: A 15-year-old was shot in the torso and a 30-year-old man in the right knee. They were taken to Harlem Hospital, where the teenager was pronounced dead.

--10:40 p.m.: A 58-year-old man was shot in the shoulder at East 157th Street and Courtlandt Avenue in the Melrose section of the Bronx. The victim is in stable condition at Lincoln Hospital.
Despite the violence, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he still believes the city's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will help reduce crime.

"We are coming out of COVID, we are going to turn the tide," he said. "Recovery is going to help move public safety, public safety is going to help move recovery."
 

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Eric Adams and Andrew Cuomo’s Grim Vision for New York City
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The version of New York City that Eric Adams and Andrew Cuomo described at their joint presser on Wednesday should be familiar to anyone who watched President Trump’s inauguration speech, or the decades of tough-on-crime posturing that inspired it. Theirs was a more restrained account of a city in decline than his, not quite a vision of “American carnage.” But its dystopian contours and hyperbole made the same point: The Big Apple, like most big cities, was in the fast lane to hell — a once-great metropolis careening toward mobocracy.
 

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