Four shot, two dead across New York City over past 24 hours10/26/2020
At least four people were shot in three separate incidents — two fatally — across the city Sunday and Monday, police said.
In the most recent incident, a 46-year-old man killed a 40-year-old woman before turning the weapon on himself around 9:20 a.m. Monday at Morris and Greenwich streets in the Financial District, according to authorities and police sources.
The woman, who was shot twice in the head, was pronounced dead on scene, and the man, shot once in the head, succumbed to his injuries at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.
Cops said Monday afternoon the two had some type of domestic relationship. It appeared they were married at one point, though it was unclear if they still were at the time of the shooting.
Around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, a 27-year-old man was shot twice in the leg on 70th Street near 14th Avenue in Bensonhurst, cops said.
A would-be robber demanded that the victim empty his pockets, but he refused, prompting the suspect to blast him in the leg.
He was taken to Maimonides Medical Center in stable condition.
Nearly two hours earlier on Parsons Boulevard near 65th Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills, a 30-year-old woman was fighting with her boyfriend when her friend came out to intervene and accidentally shot her in the ankle, cops said.
The bullet was meant for the victim’s beau, according to cops.
The victim was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens in stable condition and her friend, a woman, fled, cops said.
On Sunday’s date in 2019, which was a Friday, six people were shot in three separate incidents.
Seven people were shot in as many incidents citywide on Saturday — compared to only three on that day last year.
The violence comes as shootings continue to surge across the Big Apple.
Last week, the city saw 53 shootings with victims, compared to 14 during in that period last year — nearly a 279 percent increase, the latest data shows.
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