The New York Police Department revealed it was looking into at least six shooting incidents that took place within two hours across New York City, which resulted in 17 people being injured.
Multiple Gun Violence Incidents Erupt in New York City
The shootings took place between Sunday night at 10:55 p.m. and Monday at 12:45 AM. They took place from Queens to Brooklyn.
On Monday, at around 12:30 a.m., eight people between the ages of 18 and 27 were among a group of 100 people who were listening to music when two gunmen shot at them at a playground in the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses found on DeKalb Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. According to Deputy Chief Scott Henderson of Patrol Bureau Brookly North, five women and three men have been shot. They were brought to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.
Two bullets were also fired into the apartments at the housing complex, according to Brooklyn North detectives’ Deputy Chief John Chell. He said no one suffered any injuries in those apartments. No arrests have been made by the police in this incident.
Meanwhile, four people who suffered gunshot injuries went into the hospital. None of them had life-threatening injuries.
Around 30 minutes earlier at Myrtle Avenue and Lewis Avenue, a 36-year-old man was shot in the leg. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital and was in stable condition.
On the other hand, in Springfield Gardens, particularly at 137th Avenue and West Gate Street, three men were shot at about 10:55 p.m. One was shot in the leg, the other in the back, and the third in the shoulder. The three men, all in their 20s, were rushed to Jamaica Hospital, all of whom were expected to make a full recovery.
Around 30 minutes earlier than that, a man aged 32 years suffered a gunshot wound in the leg. This incident happened in front of 35 Norstrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Then, at 12:15 a.m., a 20-year-old man in Ozone Park was shot in the face while involved in a dispute. He was rushed to the hospital in stable condition.
Twenty minutes later, a 16-year-old who was driving with two other teenagers has been shot in the head when another driver approached them and started to open fire. The driver was rushed in critical condition. The other teens were rushed and treated to Brookdale Hospital.
In all the incidents that happened, the suspects have not been apprehended.
Per the NYPD’s most recent data on violence, the number of shooting incidents has gone down compared to a year ago.