2 dead, several injured in separate mass shootings in New York City

Police work at the scene of a shooting on July 3, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  - AFP
Police work at the scene of a shooting on July 3, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. – AFP

A series of mass shootings in New York City on Saturday left at least two people dead and several others injured, prompting authorities to launch an investigation and search for suspects. CBS News informed of.

The killing spree began just after 10 p.m. Saturday in the Edenwald section of the Bronx, where a 23-year-old man was shot while he was in his car, according to police.

Right after the shootings, other incidents of gun violence were reported at the NYCHA Sonia Sotomayor House on Bruckner Boulevard.

Police said three men in their 30s were taken to regional hospitals, one of them with a bullet wound to the abdomen and his condition is stated to be serious.

Later, officers responded to a fatal shooting that occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. in East Harlem, Lexington and East 116th Street. A moped and shell casings were strewn on the pavement.

Resident Peggy Morales said, “As I was putting my keys in the door, I heard five, six gunshots. And I thought I had to call the police.”

Police said a 55-year-old man sustained injuries on his torso and legs and was declared brought dead after being taken to a hospital.

Morales said, “It’s worrying. The fact that I had to drive my grandchildren and their mother to their apartment to make sure they get there safely.”

Also, at approximately 12:30 p.m., another 19-year-old boy was shot dead after another fatal shooting in Middle Village, Queens. He was hit on the torso. In the same incident, another person was injured and he too received a bullet in his arm.

No arrests have been made in the deadly mass shooting in New York City, according to officials.

Five people were injured, three in critical condition, in a mass shooting in Bladensburg, Maryland, on Friday, officials said.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, the US has seen a huge increase in mass shootings over the past few months, with 340 incidents of gun violence in the country so far in 2023.

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