1010 WINS: Several Injured In Weekend Shootings In NYC
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — At least 13 people were wounded in nine separate shootings over the weekend across the city, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.
All four victims in the Crown Heights shooting were rushed to Kings County Hospital. A 31-year-old man was in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his chest, leg and arm. A 32-year-old male is in serious, but not life-threatening condition with a gunshot wound in his right ankle. A 33-year-old male is listed in stable condition with a gunshot to his left wrist. And a 33-year-old female is in serious, but not life-threatening condition with a gunshot wound to her hand.
Crown Heights resident David Ortiz, who heard the shots, said he doesn’t feel safe.
“How you going to feel safe with somebody shooting all night?” he told 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis.
Penny Jackson, who was catching a bus to work Sunday morning just outside St. John’s Park, also heard the gunfire.
“I heard three shots, and I saw people scrambling,” she told.
Jackson said she her first thought was to worry about her 14-year-old son, who plays basketball in the park, steps away from where the gunfire erupted.
In other shootings, a man was wounded on Myrtle Avenue and Prince Street in Downtown Brooklyn and a teen was shot while playing basketball in Manhattan, police said.
On Saturday night, two teens were shot in the leg and another stabbed in the groin during a memorial walk in East New York for a 15-year-old boy shot and killed in the area four years ago, Schuck reported. A 23-year-old man was also shot five times in a separate shooting in East New York.
In another incident, police officers shot a 16-year-old boy who they said pointed a gun at them, Schuck reported.
During the same weekend last year, there was a similar spike in shooting.
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