At least 16 people shot during violent NYC Fourth of July - Metro US

At least 16 people shot during violent NYC Fourth of July

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Shootings across New York City injured at least 16 people during a Fourth of July marked by gun violence.

In the largest incident of the evening, seven people, including four men and three women, were wounded in a gang-related shooting at a packed backyard party on Chauncey Street near Saratoga Avenue in Bed-Stuy around 11:30 p.m. Monday, the New York Daily News reported. All of the victims were expected to survive.

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“As soon as the fireworks stopped, the gunfire started,” a father of one of the victims was quoted by the Daily News.

Less than three hour earlier at the corner of Broadway and Chauncey Street in the same neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and managed to walk into a nearby firehouse for help, the New York Post reported. Five suspects fled after the shooting, and the victim was expected to survive.

Police were searching for three men who fled the scene of an earlier shooting in East Flatbush around 5 p.m. that left a 24-year-old man shot twice in the back, the Daily News added. His injuries were also not life-threatening.

Other shootings, none of them fatal, included an 18-year-old man who was shot five times near the corner of Wilson and Cooper streets in Bushwick around 10:15 p.m., a 22-year-old man who was shot while walking at St. John’s Place and Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights at 11:15 p.m. and a man who was shot at Ocean Avenue and St. Paul’s Court in Prospect Park South early Tuesday morning, the Post stated.

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A 20-year-old man was shot in his head just before 8:15 p.m. in Harlem and was transported to Harlem Hospital in stable condition, according to the Daily News. Another person was shot in the Bronx near the corner of Intervale Avenue and Home Street in Foxhurst.

Two more victims, a man and a woman, walked separately into Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island and Kings County Hospital with gunshot wounds around midnight, according to the Post.

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