Weekend of gun violence, stabbings across the Bronx and Brooklyn
The Bronx and Brooklyn saw a weekend of multiple shootings and stabbings, with some suspects still on the loose.
Police say a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the chest overnight in Highbridge and 23-year-old Yordani Urena has been charged with felony assault.
Officials say the victim was attacked after he got into an argument with Urena over slashed tires around 2 a.m. on the corner of Edward L Grant Highway and West 170th Street.
The victim was found by police with a stab wound to the chest and was immediately rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.
Police say another stabbing took place over another argument in Mount Hope on Saturday. They say a victim was stabbed multiple times in his forehead and left cheek outside of a church on East Tremont Avenue around 2 p.m.
The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. No arrests have been made so far.
The NYPD also responded to four separate shooting incidents in the Bronx on Sunday. This is the same number of shootings as was reported last year on Jan. 15.
In Brooklyn, authorities say a 35-year-old peace officer assigned to the Brooklyn Public Library was shot in the back Sunday night.
It happened Sunday night on Malcolm X Boulevard and Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy.
Police say four men were seen running from the scene of the crime. No arrests have been made yet.
The victim was taken to New York City Health + Hospitals/Kings County in stable condition.
Also in Bed-Stuy, police say a 31-year-old man was shot in the stomach Sunday at around 2 p.m.
The shooting took place in an apartment building on Pulaski Street near Lewis Avenue.
The victim is listed in critical condition. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Hours later, police say a 71-year-old man was shot twice in the chest around 5 p.m. in East Flatbush.
News 12 was told two men ran from the scene into a basement apartment.
No suspects have been arrested and the victim is also in critical condition.
Officers also found a man stabbed in the stomach on Fourth Avenue and 53rd Street in Sunset Park.
He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Police say the suspect is a man who was wearing blue pants and a beige and red shirt.
So far there have been 33 shooting incidents in 2023, a decrease from the 45 shootings reported in the first 15 days of 2022.
If you have any information on these incidents, the NYPD encourages you to call 1-800-577-TIPS.