Five more people were shot across Brooklyn and Queens between Saturday night and early Sunday morning as gun violence continues to ravage New York.
The shootings happened just hours after Mayor Bill de Blasio began a community-based campaign to cur gun violence in Harlem. De Blasio joined local officials and community leaders such as Reverend Al Sharpton in the Manhattan community to encourage residents to put their guns down.
There has been an up surge in gun violence in Harlem, among other areas of the city, with 15 people shot dead in the last week citywide. South Bronx and Northern Brooklyn have been the busiest areas in the past month.
Harlem was peaceful Saturday night and Sunday morning, but the same couldn’t be said for Brooklyn and Queens. Here’s a rundown of the five separate shooting incidents that occurred:
9:21 p.m., July 11 – A 21-year-man was shot in the leg in front of 175 Ardsley Loop in Spring Creek development in the East New York section of Brooklyn. The victim told police that he heard a shot, ran from it, but then realized that he was hit in the back. Paramedics brought him to Brookdale University Hospital in stable condition. No arrests or suspects at this time.
10:24 p.m. – A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times at the corner of Junius and Blake Avenues in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Officers from the 73rd Precinct found the wounded victim at nearby Sutter Avenue, where he had fled from his attackers. Cops said the victim suffered gunshot wounds to his ankle, forearm and right leg. EMS brought him to Brookdale Hospital for treatment.
11:46 p.m. – A 31-year-old woman was seriously wounded after being shot in the abdomen at the corner of Beach Channel Drive and Dix Avenue in Far Rockaway. Paramedics brought her to Jamaica Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition.
12:59 a.m., July 12 – An 21-year-old man was shot in the face while driving his car along Shore Parkway near Haring Street in Sheepshead Bay. Police said an unidentified gunman rolled up along side the victim in another vehicle and opened fire. Responding officers found the victim slumped over his steering wheel. Paramedics rushed him to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.
4:30 a.m. – A 23-year-old man was shot in the right leg in front of the Glenmore Plaza Houses at 315 Livonia Ave. Paramedics brought him to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.
Anyone with information regarding the shootings 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.