At the least two individuals had been killed in a sequence of slashings and shootings throughout the 5 boroughs Saturday evening and Sunday morning, in keeping with police and sources.
A 22-year-old man from the Bronx was fatally gunned down within the borough simply after 4 a.m., whereas a 45-year-old man died after getting stabbed within the chest earlier than 2 a.m. in Brooklyn.
Cops arrived on the scene on East 172nd Road within the Bronx at 4:10 a.m. to seek out two males of their 20s with gunshot wounds, an NYPD rep mentioned.
Mamadou Bah, 22, was wounded within the torso and arm and the opposite man, 27, struck within the buttocks.
Emergency crews rushed each males to St. Barnabas Hospital, the place the Bah died from his accidents. The 27-year-old is listed in secure situation, police mentioned.
The taking pictures got here hours after cops discovered a 45-year-old man stabbed within the chest on Foster Avenue in Flatbush, police mentioned. The sufferer was taken to Kings County Hospital and pronounced useless, NYPD mentioned.
Sources mentioned two different shootings occurred within the Bronx earlier than 1 a.m. on Sunday.
Within the first, at 12:40 a.m., a 33-year-old man was shot within the torso — however was too drunk to recall the assault, sources mentioned.
Within the second, a 40-year-old man shot in the appropriate thigh was “extremely uncooperative” after checking into Lincoln Medical Middle for his accidents.
Two non-lethal slashings had been additionally reported early Sunday — within the Flatiron District proper earlier than 10 a.m. and in Midtown someday a lot earlier, sources mentioned.
Particulars of these stabbings had been unclear Sunday afternoon.
Two individuals had been additionally stabbed in assaults within the Large Apple Saturday, with one sufferer needing 16 stitches.
The opposite sufferer was a 23-year-old vacationer who was slashed at round 4:35 a.m. when the suspect started catcalling her close to Instances Sq., sources mentioned.
Final 12 months, greater than 4 dozen individuals died or had been injured in shootings over the vacation weekend — sparking a warfare of phrases between Mayor Invoice de Blasio, police brass and metropolis prosecutors over who or what should be blamed for the surge in violence.
Final 12 months’s victims included Anthony Robinson, 29, killed whereas crossing a Bronx avenue hand-in-hand along with his 6-year-old daughter.
Extra reporting by David Meyer and Bruce Golding