Three people killed, two injured in most recent NYC shootings
Three people were killed and two more injured in four incidents across the city Monday and Tuesday, according to the NYPD.
Most recently, a 23-year-old man was blasted in the stomach during a party on East 116th Street near Lexington Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, cops said.
A gunman showed up at the party and opened fire, striking the victim, according to police. It’s unclear whether he was the intended target.
He was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals / Harlem with non-life-threatening injuries.
Five shell casings were recovered on scene, according to police sources.
Hours earlier, two men, ages 24 and 26, were found shot in the chest outside an apartment complex at 700 Herkimer St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 9:30 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
They were declared dead at Interfaith Medical Center.
One gun and four shell casings were found at the scene, police sources said.
No further details were known about the shooting.
Around 7:45 p.m., a 23-year-old man was struck in the stomach during a drive-by shooting on Taylor Avenue near Story Avenue, on the grounds of the James Monroe Houses in the Soundview section of the Bronx.
A man in a gray sedan opened fire before taking off, heading northbound on Taylor Avenue.
It’s unclear whether the victim was the intended target, according to cops.
Earlier Monday, Jaylen Flowers, 25, was gunned down in the rear courtyard of 270 Mother Gaston Blvd., on the grounds of Brownsville’s Howard Houses around 2:30 p.m., cops said.
He was discovered lying on the pavement with two gunshot wounds to the torso.
Flowers was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The motive for the shooting was unclear.
On the same day last year, there was just one shooting with one victim, cops said.
In a 1010 WINS interview Tuesday morning, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said he “would like to have better news” about the continued shootings in the city.
“There is progress but we’re still running higher than we were last year,” the top cop said. “Thirty-one incidents [last week] versus far fewer last year — we have a lot of work still to go.”
“There absolutely is progress when you look at the rate that we were seeing in the summer,” he added.
“It naturally comes down this time of year. But we were seeing — between grand juries starting to get going, between some of the gun work and detective work and case closings that we’ve seen — still a lot of struggles, but positives. Slow and steady positives, and we have some more work to do.”
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