47th Precinct sees spike in murders, shootings for 2014

Shootings in the area are up by at

Shootings in the area are up by at least 80 percent compared to 2013. (May 15, 2014 6:55 PM)

Gun violence is plaguing the 47th Precinct, which has seen more shootings in the past week than in all of last year.

According to NYPD crime statistics, shootings in general are up by at least 80 percent over 2013. Data shows that the area saw one murder in all of 2013 compared to eight murders so far in 2014, with four of them happening within the past few days.

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