NYPD: Shootings up 80% from this time last year with Brooklyn as a hot spot

Shootings are up more than 80% across New York City since this time last year, according to data from the NYPD released Monday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2020, 10:06 AM

Updated 1,378 days ago

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Shootings are up more than 80% across New York City since this time last year, according to data from the NYPD released Monday.
In the last 24 hours alone, the NYPD tells News 12 more than nine people have been shot, three of fatally, across the city.
One of the victims was gunned down in Flatbush Tuesday night. Police say just before 7:30 a.m., a 26-year-old man was standing near the corner of East 92nd Street and Kings Highway when someone pulled up in a car and someone inside the car started shooting, hitting the victim in the head. Unfortunately, he did not survive.
A few hours later, about two miles away, a 39-year-old man was shot on Glenwood Road and East 108th Street in Canarsie. He is expected to survive.
These shootings are coming off the heels of a bloody weekend with 51 people shot across New York City between last Friday and Sunday.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea says Brooklyn is a problem right now in a live interview earlier this week on a local media outlet. He says half of the recent shootings in the city have happened in Brooklyn, and some of the shootings in other boroughs are connected back to Brooklyn as well.
The mayor earlier this week said the NYPD is moving officers where needed and increasing gun arrests, but that it will take time.


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