A shot victim is seriously ill after five people are shot near a McDonalds in the Bronx as gun crime continues to increase in New York City.
Police received calls to the shooting around 9:05 PM for a man who had been shot in Claremont Park behind McDonalds. The shooting did not happen at McDonalds, a NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com.
John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy intelligence and counter-terrorism commissioner, was overheard on the spot and said one of the five victims had died – although that victim is still in critical condition by a police spokesman.
The other four victims walked into a BronxCare Health System hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
The New York Post reported that the circumstances of the shooting remain unclear because those four victims do not cooperate with the police.
Police said no arrests have been made, but an independent journalist has been reported ScooterCaster reported that the police have two people in custody.
Five people were shot near a McDonalds in the Bronx Saturday night as firearms crime continues to rise in the Big Apple
A police officer is seen looking for evidence in the McDonalds parking lot in the Bronx
Police officers are seen looking for evidence after closing a Clay Avenue block behind McDonalds after Saturday night shooting
Garbage can be seen along a road behind McDonalds between the park, where police said the victims were shot
More garbage is seen near the crime scene. People who live in the area said that people often gather in the McDonalds parking lot to drink
A member of the NYPD is seen looking for evidence after the closing of a Clay Avenue block behind McDonalds
The crime scene is pictured behind the McDonalds parking lot. It is said to be a meeting place for people to drink
Two bottles of Corona beer are depicted among other trash seen at the crime scene
Data from the NYPD shows that there were nine murders committed in New York City in the week of May 5 to May 9 – compared to two in 2020
John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy intelligence and counter-terrorism commissioner, was overheard on the spot and said one of the five victims died
The other four victims entered the BronxCare Health System with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
According to the Citizen App, the police are checking hospitals for additional possible victims
Police cordoned off an entire city block on Clay Avenue between McDonalds and Claremont Park
According to the Citizen App, the police are checking hospitals for additional possible victims.
A man who lives nearby told a DailyMail.com photographer that the McDonald’s has a large parking lot where people often gather to drink on weekends.
Crime scene photos show the area around McDonalds littered with trash after what appeared to have been a weekend tailgate party. Police cordoned off an entire city block on Clay Avenue between McDonalds and Claremont Park.
Data from the NYPD shows that there were nine murders committed in New York City in the week of May 5 to May 9 – compared to two in 2020, representing a 350% increase year-on-year.
On May 9, there were a total of 146 homicides in New York City in 2021, compared to 115 on the same date in 2020, an increase of 27%.
The data shows that there were as many as 43 shooting victims last week, compared to 16 that same week in 2020, an increase of 168%.
Those 43 victims were shot last week in a total of 36 shooting incidents, indicating an increase in the number of shootings compared to individual shootings. Last year, there were 16 shooting victims in 15 shooting incidents, the data shows.
There have been a total of 505 victims in New York City as of May 9, nearly double the number of 275 on the same date in 2020.
The NYCFireWire, a Twitter account and platform that shares information about the police scanner, indicated that a number of possible shootings took place in the five boroughs on Saturday night.
The platform tweeted that there was a reported incident of a man shot in front of a 7-Eleven in Midtown Manhattan.
Bullet casings were also found in the Edgemere neighborhood of Queens in the Rockaways, according to the platform.
Another possible shooting was reported by NYCFireWire at the Johnson Houses, a NYCHA housing project in Manhattan.