NYC shootings surged 200% last week, NYPD figures show

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  • Source: New York Post
  • 05/03/2021
Shootings across the city surged 200 percent during the past week — more than doubling the increase from the same time period last year, according to NYPD data released Monday.

The week that ended Sunday saw 49 people killed or wounded in 42 incidents, three times the number of shootings from the same week in 2020, the official statistics show.

But the spike is all the more alarming because it represents the acceleration of a trend that began a year ago when shootings rose 90 percent — from 10 to 19 — compared to the same week in 2019.

The latest wave of bloodshed included 24 people shot in 20 incidents from Friday to Sunday.

Two of those victims died, including a man shot in broad daylight while sitting in a car in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

By comparison, there were nine people shot in seven incidents on the same dates last year, according to the NYPD.
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