NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three youngsters are lifeless following one other weekend of gun violence in New York City.
The newest capturing occurred round 11:30 p.m. Sunday within the Mount Hope part of the Bronx.
Police stated two males pulled up beside a cab close to the nook of East 178th Avenue and Webster Avenue, opening hearth on 16-year-old Ramon Gil- Medrano within the backseat. He was shot within the head and chest and pronounced lifeless at Saint Barnabus Hospital.
FOUR TEENS SHOT: Police say a complete of 4 youngsters have been shot over the weekend in New York Metropolis, three of them died.
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The capturing occurred lower than two miles away from where a 13-year-old was killed round 3:15 p.m. Sunday close to East 187th Avenue and Prospect Avenue.
One witness instructed CBS2 he heard the photographs ring out proper in entrance of a café.
“When the third one got here, I hit the ground. I didn’t stand up till it was over, after which… I known as 911,” Belmont resident Luis Mercado stated.
Police stated the teenager was the supposed goal, and the capturing might have been gang associated.
One other teen was shot and killed simply after midnight Sunday on Quencer Street in Queens.
Police stated a 16-year-old was additionally shot within the thigh Sunday close to Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn. He was anticipated to outlive his accidents.
As of July 10, there have been 795 capturing incidents citywide with 920 victims. This time final yr there have been 612 incidents and 750 victims.
Some neighborhood activists say town must deliver anti-crime models again.
“We needs to be throwing away the keys on gun violence repeat offenders. They shouldn’t be let loose on the road anymore,” stated Sidney Flores.
The violent weekend comes because the Democratic nominee for New York Metropolis mayor Eric Adams, different native leaders and legislation enforcement officers plan to satisfy with President Joe Biden on the White Home to discuss the nationwide surge in gun violence.
Adams will likely be there in his position as Brooklyn borough president.
The White Home has not but introduced who else will likely be attending.