A 74-year-old woman who was sitting on a bench outside a Brooklyn residential complex was shot in the stomach, authorities say.
At approximately 6:36 p.m. Sunday, the New York Police Department’s 73rd Precinct received a call about an unidentified woman in eastern New York who had been shot in the stomach.
According to New York Daily Newsofficers said the 74-year-old heard a gunshot and did not realize she had been hit until she felt sudden pain in her abdomen.
The victim was reportedly rushed to Brookdale Hospital where she remains Monday morning and is being treated for serious injuries.
The unprovoked incident in the Brooklyn borough happened shortly before another shooting in Brownsville, about two miles west of where the 74-year-old was hit by a stray bullet in eastern New York.
At around 8:10 p.m., officers from the 75th Precinct responded to a call about a mass shooting that injured four men, including a 16-year-old boy.
Authorities said they believe the shooting occurred after the shooter was involved in a verbal argument with one of the men where the altercation occurred, at the corner of Livonia and Rockaway avenues.
After gunshots rang out outside a restaurant, the suspect reportedly fled on foot in an unknown direction and is still at large, according to AM New York.
The teenager, who officers say was found with a gunshot wound to the head, was rushed by ambulance to Maimonides Medical Center where he was treated for life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition .
Two of the men, 24 and 59, who were injured in the shooting were taken to Brookdale University Hospital for treatment, while the third man, 34, suffered an abrasion and refused medical treatment. medical care, according to law enforcement.
Sunday’s shootings come as the city reels from an upsurge in gun violence in recent months.
In the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, shooting incidents rose from 260 to 296, according to data released by the NYPD Statistics Department in April.
Overall crime has also seen an increase since May 2021, with the department noting that there has been 27.8% since then and the end of May this year.
New York state has seen just some of the most violent and massive shootings of the year in recent months, including an attack at a Brooklyn subway station that injured 10 and sent hundreds of others flee for their lives, and a while a racist motivated attack in Buffalo at a grocery store where a white supremacist shot and killed 10 people.
Last month, in a decision heavily criticized by lawmakers and gun reform advocates, the Supreme Court struck down a New York state law that imposed restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons in the outside the home, a reversal that effectively expanded the right of private citizens to carry firearms. .