At least 14 people have been shot this weekend in New York City – including two 26-year-old men who died in separate incidents in Manhattan, as gun violence rages on amid a spike in crime.
Five shootings involving seven people took place on Saturday while another seven were injured from gun shot wounds on Sunday.
Police told DailyMail.com that two groups of men were embroiled in a dispute on the corner of E. 13 St. and Avenue A.
Tyrell Williams (pictured) was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in the early hours of Sunday morning in the East Village
Christopher Pastor told NYDN that he was grabbing a bite to eat Sunday morning when he heard a loud noise. He ran over to the scene and spotted a big pool of blood outside of a restaurant on Avenue A
Police told DailyMail.com that two groups of men were embroiled in a dispute on the corner of E. 13 St. and Avenue A. An unidentified suspect reportedly pulled out a gun and opened fire into the crowd of men
NYC police investigate the scene of a shooting in the Bronx on 174th Street and Ward Ave
One group approached the other, and New York Daily News reports that it soon became a physical altercation. But an unidentified suspect reportedly pulled out a gun and opened fire into the crowd of men.
Williams took a bullet to the chest. He was transported to Mount Sinai Beth Israel, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
Christopher Pastor told NYDN that he was grabbing a bite to eat Sunday morning when he heard a loud noise. He ran over to the scene and spotted a big pool of blood outside of a restaurant on Avenue A.
‘He had blood all over his mouth. His eyes were open, not breathing,’ Pastor told the publication. ‘You could tell that he was deceased.’
‘EMS started to give CPR. They checked for pulse. He had no pulse,’ he added.
Authorities roped off the crime scene, where Williams’ white sneakers were still strewn across the street corner, NYDN reports.
Authorities said two groups of men were got into a dispute, but details regarding what sparked the interaction were unclear
Reports from New York Daily News said Williams (pictured) left behind a trail of blood before collapsing near a Citi Bike station
Authorities transported Williams (pictured) to Mount Sinai Beth Israel, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead
Hours earlier around 11pm on Saturday, another 26-year-old man was shot in the head in Hudson Heights, Upper Manhattan. He was found unresponsive on Post Ave. and was pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital.
The weapon was recovered at the scene and a 28-year-old man was taken into custody, the New York Post reports.
The violence began with a Friday shooting in the Bronx on 174th Street and Ward Ave and spilled into the weekend.
A 36-year-old man was shot in the leg during a dispute at Movie Star Cuts barbershop on Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens on Sunday around 12.45am. However police said he would not cooperate.
Around the same time in Brooklyn, a 25-year-old an was shot in the nose.
Around 1.50am on Sunday a man was shot in the lower back on Union Street in Brooklyn but police say the victim was ‘highly uncooperative.’
Sunday after 5am a 27-year-old man was shot in the neck and chest while driving around 149th Street and Southern Boulevard.
On Sunday morning around 5.30am in the Bronx, a 29-year-old man was hit in the stomach during an incident in the lobby of 1985 Webster Avenue.
Crime in New York City continued to climb, according to the NYPD CompStat.
As of October 4, there has been a 36.2 per cent increase in murders in 2020 than in 2019. There have been 346 murders this year, compared to 254 recorded last year.
Anyone with information can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
At 1.51am on Sunday, a man took a bullet to the lower back on Union Street in Brooklyn