Prince Joshua “PJ” Avitto was stabbed to death while in the elevator with his friend Mikayla Capers, 7, who was also attacked.
According to CompStat figures, 129 people were shot last month, a 43 percent increase over the same period last year.
The victims were standing on South 19th Street in Wyandanch early Sunday morning when an unknown person fired two shots, police said.
A man was killed and two other people were injured during a shooting early Sunday morning in Brooklyn, police said.
The shootings happened about a mile apart during a two-hour span on Friday afternoon, but it doesn’t appear that the incidents are connected, according to Essex County authorities.
At least 13 people were wounded in nine separate shootings over the weekend across the city.
Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a strategy that will target Newark’s most violent neighborhoods, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.
Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park.
A police spokesman said a man has been taken into custody and his gun was retrieved.
Including the final phase of Operation Crew Cut, a total of 50 members or leaders of four violent gangs have been charged with murder, assault, narcotics possession and on gun-related crimes, according to authorities.
According to officials, there have been 329 murders through Dec. 22, compared with 413 in 2012, a 20.3 percent decrease.
The victims have been identified as Tariq Romane, 21, and Rahmel Johnson, 20, both of Newark.
For many New Yorkers, it was surprising over 24 hours — or more precisely, what did not happen.
At least three people were killed between Friday evening and Saturday morning in shootings in the Bronx.
Both shootings occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, but they do not appear to be related.