NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — After a record low number of homicides in 2013 in New York City, police said two men were killed on New Year’s Day in separate incidents.
The first happened at about 1:15 a.m. in Queens.
Police said a 22-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency workers.
Officers responded to the second incident around 3 a.m. in Brooklyn where a 17-year-old boy had been shot in the chest, police said.
He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Both cases are being investigated and no arrests were immediately made.
There were 333 homicides in New York in 2013, the lowest number since comparable record-keeping began in 1963.
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