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Bloody Weekend Leaves Dead and Injured in New York – NBC New York

NEW YORK – Multiple people were shot in separate incidents in Manhattan over the weekend, leaving at least two dead and several injured.

This latest violence adds to a growing number, with shootings in lower Manhattan now at their highest point in 25 years.

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 7:73 a.m., police responded to a 911 call regarding an assault in progress in the vicinity of Rogers Place and Dawson Street. Upon arrival, police discovered two people shot: a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest and the second victim, a 43-year-old woman, who suffered a scratch on her right leg. Emergency personnel transported the man to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln where he was pronounced dead. The woman is expected to recover. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Later, another shooting occurred in the East Village, at 3rd Street and Avenue D, around 11:15 pm Sunday. A 39-year-old Bronx man, Brandon Atkinson, was found with a gunshot wound to the head and pronounced dead in Bellevue.

About an hour later, at LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side, a car pulled to the curb and opened fire on a group of people outside. Two young men, aged 19 and 22, were shot in the leg and arm, respectively.

Both are in stable condition at Bellevue; it was not immediately clear if they were the intended targets.

And then around 5 am Monday, a 24-year-old man was shot in the chest at 47th Street and 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. Cops say he took himself to Mount Sinai West, where he is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

The shootings will add to the problem already plaguing Manhattan this year, as the city faces a massive increase in violent crime. Year-to-date through May 8, shooting incidents in the NYPD Patrol District in Lower Manhattan are up 31% from last year.

According to the NYPD’s CompStat system, during the period from January 1 to May 8, incidents of shootings in lower Manhattan are now at their highest level since 1997.

Of the eight NYPD patrol districts across the city, only South Manhattan and the Bronx have returned to late-1990s levels.

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