Two men shot in the leg in separate shootings within 24-hour period in NYC
A 22-year-old man was hurt in a Bronx shooting early Monday — one of only two people shot in a 24-hour period across the city, cops said.
The victim was shot once in the right leg on East 241st Street and Barnes Avenue in Wakefield around 2:50 a.m., cops said.
He was taken to NYC health + Hospitals/Jacobi Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
On Sunday, only one person was shot, according to preliminary figures released by the NYPD.
That victim, a 30-year-old man, was blasted once in the left leg around 5:30 a.m. in front of 85 Tompkins Avenue, on the grounds of the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, cops said.
Police described the victim as uncooperative, saying he refused to provide any information about what happened. He was taken to Bellevue Medical Center in stable condition.
Four shell casings were recovered at the scene.
Gunplay, however, raged in the city on Saturday — a continuation of the recent surge in shootings across the five boroughs. Seven people were shot in five separate incidents, compared to three people in three incidents on that day last year.
Three people were shot in two incidents Friday — compared to the same number in three incidents in 2019.
And two people were shot on Sunday’s date last year, which was a Friday, according to police.
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