NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The weekend is off to a violent start in New York City with three people fatally shot and three others wounded in various incidents spanning about 10 hours.

In Brooklyn, a man was shot and killed at Vermont Avenue and Livonia Avenue in Brooklyn around 2:30 a.m. Police identified the victim as 37-year-old Dustin Jackson. So far, no arrests have been made.

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It was the second deadly shooting in East New York within a few hours. Odane Bentley, 22, was also shot to death on Hedgeman Avenue just after 9 p.m. Friday

As 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported, despite the carnage, Rueben, who lives in East New York, said the area is safer than when he grew up.

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“For every five killings back then — or seven killings — there’s probably one now,” he said.

Meanwhile, about a half-hour before the Brooklyn shootings, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot during a drive-by shooting in the Wakefield section of the Bronx.

The spate of violence started at 4:30 p.m. Friday in East Flatbush, when police say a teenager shot at two cars on Clarendon Road. One 20-year-old man was hit in the face and another was shot in the shoulder. Both are expected to survive.

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And early Saturday morning, a man was shot in the foot on Beach Channel drive in Queens.