NYPD: 14 shootings reported across NYC overnight, including 3 in Canarsie
In another night of gun violence, the NYPD reported 14 shootings across the city overnight - injuring 18 people.
Police are investigating after three drive-by shootings in Canarsie, which they think may all be connected. A $2,500 reward is now being offered to apprehend the gunman in connection to the incident.
News 12 is told all three incidents happened within the span of one hour, between 6 and 7 p.m. last Monday.
Police say they believe the victims were intended targets, and they’re looking to track down a white sedan in connection to the shootings.
Police tell News 12 that a 23-year-old woman was shot in the chest four times at 1571 Remsen Ave. She was taken to Brookdale Medical Center, where she is being treated for her injuries.
Just 10 minutes later, another shooting happened at 2105 Rockaway Parkway, where police tell News 12 that three 19-year-olds were shot with injuries to the elbow, leg and back. News 12 is told those three teenagers were also taken to Brookdale, where they were treated.
Then only two minutes after that, police say a 19-year-old man and a female on a scooter were also targeted. It happened on Flatlands Fourth Street and 108th Street. The man was shot in his back, while the woman was not hit.
"We called upon communities to get involved and that’s particularly what we’ve done in the last seven years ago, communities more deeply involved in fighting back against violence,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.