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Deadly weekend NY shooting spree leaves 44 wounded

By 08/16/2021 3:02 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

The New York Police Department said 44 people were wounded in a weekend shooting spree in New York City which started early morning Friday and ended on the wee hours of Monday morning.

The NYPD said 16 of those wounded occurred overnight in Brooklyn, Queens.

In the initial police investigation, five women and three men were shot in the vicinity of the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses on DeKalb Avenue around 12:30 a.m.

The eight victims, ages 18 to 27, were all listed in stable condition.

The police said the injuries of the victims are all non-life-threatening.

The police added that a crowd of people was listening to music when two shooters approached on foot from Pulaski Street and began firing.

Bullets pierced two windows in the apartment complex.

Luckily the occupants were not injured in the attack.

Aside from Brooklyn, Queens, and Eleanor Roosevelt Houses, the shooting also occurred in Cypress Hills, Jamaica, and Springfield Gardens.

Furthermore, the police said almost all of the victims are between the ages of 16 and 27.

As of Aug. 8, some 1,109 people had been shot in New York City this year, up about 11% from last year.

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