A decomposing body was found stuffed in a suitcase in the Bronx this Sunday, said police, capping off a weekend of violence where 41 people were shot, including several children.
The initial rash of shootings occurred between 6 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday, when eight people were wounded at a backyard party, allegedly by a teen gunman.
Police say Dasilva Oneil, 17, opened fire before 3:40 a.m. in the Bronx, shooting a 13-year-old girl in the thigh, a 14-year-old girl in the back and an 11-year-old boy in the lower right leg.
Of the dozens of people shot over the weekend, two were killed; but there were more than 14 separate incidents in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Police officers told the New York Post they hadn’t seen such a bloody weekend since the city’s crime heyday in the 1980s.
On Sunday, police found a dead body stuffed inside a suitcase in the Bronx. Responding to a “suspicious suitcase” tip, cops investigated an abandoned bag on Needham Avenue.
An unidentified person was discovered crammed inside, but police were unable to determine the cause of death.