6 killed, dozens hurt in rash of shootings across NYC Sunday; Trump tweets feds 'willing and able to help'

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July 05, 2020 - 6:43 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Six men were shot and killed Sunday in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan amid a rash of shootings that left dozens of people injured across the city.

There were 21 shootings with 37 victims from 12 a.m. to 9 a.m. alone on Sunday, Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said.

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The string of holiday weekend shootings in New York City, as well as Chicago, prompted a response from President Donald Trump, who tweeted at Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday evening that the federal government is "ready, willing and able to help, if asked!"

Among those killed in the violence were three men in Brooklyn early Sunday, police said.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the chest on Atkins Avenue, near Pitkin Avenue, in East New York shortly before 12:45 a.m., police said. The man was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A few hours later around 4:20 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 27-year-old man was shot in the shoulder on 39th Street, near Avenue D, in East Flatbush. Both victims were taken to Kings County Hospital, where the 19-year-old was pronounced dead. The 27-year-old was in stable condition.

Then around 5 a.m., a 40-year-old man was shot in the chest on Sutter Avenue, near Mother Gaston Boulevard, in Brownsville, police said. He died at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.

A fourth man died in Manhattan after he was shot near Morningside Park in Harlem. Police said the 23-year-old man was shot on W. 116th Street around 2:40 a.m. He was taken to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 3 a.m.

A fifth man was killed, also in Brownsville, around 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The 21-year-old man was shot in the chest on Christopher Avenue, near Glenmore Avenue, police said. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A sixth man died in the Claremont section of the Bronx after he was shot around 5:50 p.m. Sunday. The 29-year-old man was shot in the chest on E. 170 Street, near Sheridan Avenue, police said. He was taken to an area medical center, where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made in any of the deadly shootings.

Inwood shooting
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Citizen App video shows dozens of residents and emergency responders on Academy Street in Inwood around 3:40 a.m., where a shooting left five people wounded, including a teenage boy.

Witnesses said people had gathered on the block to watch fireworks, which drowned out the sound of gunshots as the shooting began.

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"I see people dropping on the floor, people was dropping," a man named Francisco told 1010 WINS. "I thought they was drunk or drinking or something. Then I realized they were shot, so then I tried to help them out."

A 23-year-old man was critically wounded in the shooting, which also injured two other men, ages 30 and 28, as well as a 28-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy.

Another shooting on Madison Avenue in East Harlem on Sunday evening left two people critically injured, police said.

Two NYPD officers also suffered minor injuries in separate incidents in the Bronx and Brooklyn overnight. In the Bronx, a bullet came flying through the windshield of an NYPD vehicle. In Brooklyn, someone threw a lit firework into another occupied NYPD vehicle.

There has been a spike in shootings in the city over the last few weeks. According to the Post, there were 205 shooting incidents in the city this June—the most since 236 shooting incidents were reported by the NYPD in June 1996.

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