Three men were shot, including one who died of his injuries, in separate incidents in Brooklyn and on Staten Island between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, police reported.
The lone homicide occurred on Staten Island just before 4:53 p.m. on Dec. 19, when a 22-year-old man was fatally gunned down in Tompkinsville.
Officers from the 120th Precinct and EMS units responded to a 911 call about the shooting at the corner of Cebra Avenue and Victory Boulevard. When they arrived, they found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his arm, back and head.
Paramedics rushed him to Richmond University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police have withheld his identity at this time, pending family notification.
No arrests have been made thus far in the ongoing investigation. Detectives have not yet established a possible motive for the shooting.
Two non-fatal shootings occurred in Brooklyn between Saturday night and Sunday morning, police reported.
The first incident happened at about 11:33 p.m. on Dec. 19 inside the Sumner Houses public housing complex at 987 Myrtle Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Officers from the 79th Precinct found a 16-year-old man shot once in the right leg. According to law enforcement sources, he told detectives that he was walking through the area when he heard shots, felt pain and discovered he had been wounded.
EMS units brought him to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.
Police are not sure if he was the intended target, authorities said.
About two hours later, a 31-year-old man was shot in the left knee and left arm in front of a brick factory at 303 Johnson Ave. in industrial East Williamsburg.
Officers from the 90th Precinct and EMS units responded to the reported shooting at about 1:36 a.m. on Dec. 20. The victim was brought to Kings County Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, which were not life-threatening.
At this point in the ongoing investigation, police have not yet established the circumstances leading up to the incident.
Fight turns to gunfire
Meanwhile, the NYPD needs the public’s help in tracking down the suspects who shot a 55-year-old man during a violent dispute in Queens on Friday night.
The shooting happened at about 8:40 p.m. on Dec. 18 inside a home near the corner of the eastbound Horace Harding Expressway and Main Street in Flushing.
Law enforcement sources said the two suspects argued with the victim inside the location. The words evolved into a physical altercation, during which both individuals pulled out black firearms.
One man then pulled the trigger and shot the 55-year-old man in the left leg. Cops said he and his partner then fled from the home and entered a silver 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander that sped away in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 107th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Paramedics brought the victim to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital in stable condition.
Police described the shooter as a man with a light complexion between 22 and 27 years of age, standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing about 230 pounds, who was last seen wearing all black clothing.
His accomplice had many of the same features, the NYPD said, describing him as a man with a light complexion between 22 and 27 years of age and wearing all black clothing — but standing between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds.
On Sunday, the NYPD released video footage of their getaway vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.