Bloody Fourth of July: 10 Incidents, 16 Shot
Sixteen people were shot in 10 separate incidents — seven of which happened in Brooklyn — in a bloody Fourth of July night across the city. All of the victims are in non-life-threatening condition, cops said.
Seven people were blasted during a large gathering on Chauncey Street near Saratoga Avenue in Bed-Stuy at about 11:30 p.m. Monday.
A 22-year-old man and two women were shot in the hand, another woman was shot in the thigh and another man was also shot, but cops did not know where he was hit.
Police said the gunman opened fire after being denied entry to a backyard barbecue. The shooter then fled and is still being sought.
In the same neighborhood about 2½ hours earlier, a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest at Broadway and Chauncey Street and then walked into a nearby firehouse, cops said. Five suspects — three men and two women — fled on foot.
Police believe the two incidents are connected and are gang related.
An 18-year-old man was blasted five times in the torso at Wilson and Cooper streets in Bushwick at 10:15 p.m. Cops said an unknown person discharged a gun from a vehicle, striking him.
The other Brooklyn shootings included a 24-year-old man who was shot twice in the back on East 29th Street in Flatbush at 5:17 p.m., a 22-year-old man who was shot in the right leg when he was walking at St. John’s Place and Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights at 11:15 p.m. and a man who was shot at Ocean Avenue and St. Paul’s Court in Prospect Park South after midnight Tuesday.
A woman also walked into Kings County Hospital with a gunshot wound shortly before midnight.
In East Harlem, a 20-year-old man was shot in the head by another man at East 116th Street and Pleasant Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. Monday.
At about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man was shot on Intervale Avenue near Chisholm Street in the South Bronx. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Another person walked into Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island after midnight.