Right before 8 p.m., a shooting reportedly broke out outside of a bodega between Trinitarios gang members and a rival gang. Five men were shot during the shootout but no one was killed.
As a result of the shooting, men between the ages of 24 and 38 suffered various gunshot wounds to the back, chest, arms, and legs. Three suspects fled the scene and some of the shooting victims are expected to be arrested for their involvement in the altercation.
ABC 7 described the additional shootings within the six-hour span as follows:
— 4:45 p.m.: A 36-year-old man was shot in the ankle at 145th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. He was taken Jamaica Medical Center in stable condition.
— 5:40 p.m.: A 35-year-old man was shot at Eighth Avenue at West 143rd Street in Harlem. He was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.
— 6 p.m.: A man in his 20s was shot in front of 835 Nostrand Avenue, at President Street, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.
— 7:50 p.m.: Five men were shot in front of a bodega at 735 Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick. A 25-year-old man was shot in the back, a 24-year-old man was shot in the chest, a 38-year-old man was shot in the right arm, and a 29-year-old man was shot in the right leg. Three taken Wyckoff Heights Hospital by private means, and the fourth went to Elmhurst Hospital Center. The fifth victim arrived at hospital later. Three Hispanic males fled the scene.
— 8:30 p.m.: Two people were shot at 231 Steuben Street in Concord section of Staten Island. A 19-year-old man was shot in the left arm, and a 20-year-old man was shot in the left leg. They were taken to Staten Island University Hospital in stable condition.
— 10:30 p.m.: A 15-year-old was shot in the torso and a 30-year-old man in the right knee. They were taken to Harlem Hospital, where the teenager was pronounced dead.
— 10:40 p.m.: A 58-year-old man was shot in the shoulder at East 157th Street and Courtlandt Avenue in the Melrose section of the Bronx. The victim is in stable condition at Lincoln Hospital.
The string of violent incidents occurred in every borough and caused injuries to 15 people. Despite the rising crime in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio remained optimistic that crime would decrease along with the country’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Recovery is going to help move public safety, public safety is going to help move recovery,” he said. “I understand the fear, I really do. And there’s a persistent concern which I’ve heard now for decades in this city of are we going to go back to the bad old days, and I really try my best to help people understand there are so many reasons why that is not going to happen.”
Source: ABC 7