The Memorial Day holiday gave New York City no break from gun violence, with a 15-year-old boy shot and killed Monday.
Over the course of about six hours, at least 11 people were injured in shootings across the city on Memorial Day.
The shootings continue a trend of rising crime in the city as it tries to pull itself out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of shootings is up a whopping 80 percent from a year ago, and the homicide rate is also up 23.1 percent from 2020.
The 15-year-old, identified by NBC New York as Amir James of the Bronx, was shot in the chest around 10:30 p.m. Monday night in East Harlem and killed on Lexington Ave. and E. 123rd St.
A string of Memorial Day shootings in NYC left one dead and nearly a dozen injured (Photo: Aftermath of Brooklyn shooting that left four hospitalized)
A shooting in Harlem resulted in the death of a 15-year-old boy (scene pictured)
A 30-year-old man was also shot in the knee during the incident and was taken to hospital with his injuries.
Earlier in the day, a 36-year-old man was shot in the ankle around 4:45 p.m. in Queens, police said. New York Daily News.
Then, at 5:40 p.m., a 35-year-old man in Harlem was shot multiple times on Eighth Ave. at W. 143rd St., resulting in his hospitalization in stable condition.
A man in his twenties was also shot in the abdomen in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, around that time, and medics took him to hospital in stable condition.
There were 43 shootings in NYC from May 17 to May 23, the second worst week for shootings in the city since September
As a result, there have been more than four dozen shooting victims that week alone
There have been 531 shootings in the city this year, an 80 percent increase from 2020. This map shows the location of all shooting incidents for the year through May 23.
One of the most violent shootings of the day occurred around 7:50 p.m. in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
According to police, three suspects got into an argument with a group of men in front of a bodega, during which four of the male victims were shot.
Police said a 25-year-old was shot in the back, a 24-year-old in the chest, a 38-year-old in the right arm and a 29-year-old in the right leg.
All four men were hospitalized after the shooting, but police say they are all expected to survive.
A dirt bike and sports bike believed to have belonged to the victims were left at the scene and a bodega window was damaged in the shooting.
Police also found a gun at the scene and are looking for three Spanish men allegedly involved in the incident.
The New York Post reports that the shooting may have been gang-related.
The 43 shooting incidents in the week of May 17 were the most in that week since 1997
About half an hour later, just after 8 p.m., two men in Concord, Staten Island were injured in a shooting that left a 19-year-old hospitalized with a wound to his left arm and a 20-year-old hospitalized with a wound on his left arm. left leg.
The gunman managed to flee into a wooded area in that incident and escape arrest.
Shortly after 11 p.m., another shooting occurred in the Bronx, shooting a man near East 157th St. and Courtlandt Ave.
Police have not yet announced any arrests in any of the Memorial Day shootings.
The Memorial Day Shootings continue a disturbing trend of increased shootings and crime in New York City.
This map shows the location of the various shooting incidents in NYC from May 17 to May 23
In 2021, almost all forms of violent crime will increase. According to recent figures from CompStat, the data collection unit of the NYPD, crime is up 30 percent across the city.
In the past 28 days through May 23, there were 41 murders, 100 rapes, 1,051 robberies, 1,771 assaults, 839 burglaries, 2,630 grand thefts and 854 grand thefts.
Updated issues from the past week are not yet available through CompStat.
In 2021, a total of 32,695 major crimes were reported. Nearly 400 more major crimes were reported in New York this week than in the same week last year — a 30 percent increase.
There have been a total of 165 homicides this year through May 23, an increase of 23.1 percent from a year ago.
Those numbers extend to shooting incidents and shooting victims in the city.
An NYPD CompStat incident map listing all subway-related crime reports made throughout the city from May 17 to May 23. Authorities say 55 transit crimes were committed last week, compared to just 21 at the same time last year
In the seven-day stretch from May 17 to May 23, there were 43 shootings, including 19 on Saturday and Sunday.
The 43 shootings were the most in that particular week of New York City’s calendar since 1997, a big 72 percent increase from the 25 shootings a year earlier.
It was also the second most shooting in the city in a single week since early September.
There have been 158 shootings in the four weeks leading up to May 23, a 92.7 percent increase from a year earlier.
This is how crime in NYC compares to this time last year. Robberies, assault, murder and gun crime are all on the rise
Through May 23, there were 531 shootings in the city this year, an 80 percent increase from 2020.
Unsurprisingly, this means that there are also many more shooting victims than a year earlier.
From 2021 to May 23, there have been 602 victims so far, an increase of 79.2 percent compared to the previous year.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says crime rates have increased as the world was ‘turned upside down’ by COVID. He also blames a backlog in the justice system, as it means criminals are out on the streets longer than before.
The NYPD blames De Blasio’s bail reform, which has resulted in many more suspected criminals being released from prison early, or never getting there at all.