At least nine people were shot — one fatally — in the city’s latest round of gun violence overnight, cops said.
The gunplay erupted in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, where an unidentified man was found with multiple gunshot wounds on Southern Boulevard, near Kelly Street in Woodstock shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, cops said.
EMS took the victim to Lincoln Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Police sources said the victim was shot in the back by an unknown assailant and discovered lying face down between two parked cars.
Around the same time in Brooklyn, at 2 a.m., a woman was accidentally shot in the chest by her boyfriend as they were “playing with the gun” in a second-floor apartment at 582 Jerome St., sources said.
EMS took the victim, 24, to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition and a 23-year-old man was taken into custody, police said. Charges are pending.
Just before 2:40 a.m. in Richmond Hill, Queens, a 32-year-old man was shot in the right leg on Jamaica Avenue. He was brought to Jamaica Hospital and refused to cooperate with police.
Blood was shed in Manhattan 30 minutes later when a 28-year-old woman was shot in the right leg and a 19-year-old woman was shot in the left leg on West 147th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. in Harlem. Both women were taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition, cops said. The women told investigators there was a dispute between two groups “when they heard shots,” police sources said.
The new day’s bloody scorecard began at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday, at Lefferts Avenue and Linden Boulevard in Queens when a 20-year-old man at a party heard shots and then felt pain, police sources said. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Shortly before 12:40 a.m. on Webster Avenue near Park Avenue in the Claremont section of the Bronx, a man was shot once in the head, three times in the torso and once in the leg and a 28-year-old woman was shot once in the right forearm by an unknown gunman, police sources said. The wounded man, 30, went to Lincoln Hospital and the woman was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, police sources said. Their conditions were not immediately known, but police sources said they were expected to survive.
And yet another victim, a 34-year-old man, told police he was at a party in the vicinity of Ralph Avenue and Hancock Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 11 p.m. Friday when he heard shots and realized he had been hit in the right foot. The victim took a cab home, tended to his wound before calling EMS, who transported him to King’s County Hospital with non-life-threatening wounds, police sources said.