NEW YORK (AP) — Violence plagued New York City overnight as a rash of unrelated shootings and stabbings killed at least four people.

One 26-year-old man was shot in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Another 23-year-old man was found dying on a sidewalk in Fort Greene.

In the Bronx, an 18-year-old man died in Foxhurst after being shot in the arm. A 32-year-old man was discovered dead of a gunshot wound in Parkchester.

Those shooting deaths early Saturday followed the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old man in Woodhaven, Queens, early Friday evening and the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn Friday afternoon.

That kind of violence has been an anomaly this year. Through the end of August, New York was on pace for a record-low homicide total.

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