Violent Sunday in NYC leaves 3 dead, 8 hurt in separate incidents - Metro US

Violent Sunday in NYC leaves 3 dead, 8 hurt in separate incidents

NYPD officers secure the crime scene of the shootings in Mount Hope.
Edwin Soto

Three people were killed and eight others wounded in separate violent incidents Sunday in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, the NYPD and news outlets reported. All but one of the attacks involved a gun.

In the Bronx, a gunman opened fire on two people in the Mount Hope section at about 7 p.m., killing a 41-year-old man, who was shot in the head, the NYPD said. Authorities on Monday identified him as Jose Morales.

A 25-year-old man was shot twice in the face and once in the midsection during that incident, police said. He was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and was listed in critical condition. The shooting happened on East 175th Street and Weeks Avenue, near Morales’ home. The violence began with an argument, theNew York Daily News reported.

In South Ozone Park, Queens, 21-year-old Eric Assanah Jr. was found dead with a gunshot wound to his midsection in his home at 135Place, at around 12:20 p.m., police said. On Monday, 21-year-old Jonathan Chan was charged with second-degree murder, burglary and resisting arrest, the NYPD said. Chan turned himself in to police, DNA Info reported. Authorities told the news site that Chan was among four men who stormed into the home and opened fire, allegedly over drugs.

In Williamsburg, Delvin Martinez, 31, was stabbed in the midsection and neck, and died of his injuries at Woodhull Hospital, police reported. A 29-year-old man with Martinez was stabbed in the midsection, neck and face and is in critical condition. Police officers discovered the two victims at 215 Heyward St., near Marcy Avenue, at about 12:20 a.m.

No arrests have been made in the three killings, police said.

At about 7:30 p.m., in Fordham Manor section of the Bronx, a 21-year-old woman was shot in the leg while waiting at a bus stop, the Daily News reported.

Four men were also shot in Brooklyn at about 6:20 p.m., on Knickerbocker Avenue near Jefferson Street in Bushwick.

And in Manhattan early Sunday, a 25-year-old man was shot in the abdomen outside the Hells Angels’ biker gang headquarters in the East Village, according to the New York Post. The violence began around 1:20 a.m., when David Martinez, 25, tried to move a traffic cone so his friend could steer his car around a livery cab, the paper reported. A Hells Angels member told Martinez not to touch the cone, and the two began arguing. Martinez was taken to a hospital and his injuries were not considered life threatening, according to the report.

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