NEW YORK CITY — Editor’s note: The number of shootings and victims provided by the NYPD for Sunday were initially much higher. Police said the information was sent in error. For an update on the recent uptick in shootings, click here.
The number of shootings in New York City continues to skyrocket at an alarming rate, according to data from the NYPD.
There were 28 shooting incidents involving 38 victims citywide between Friday and Sunday, a police spokesperson said.
On Sunday, there were two shootings that injured five people, according to police.
The hail of bullets followed similarly bloody nights on Friday and Saturday, when police said they investigated a combined 26 shootings that injured 33 people.
The spike in shootings, however, goes beyond this week.
Shootings are up 24.3% so far this year compared to the same time period in 2019, according to NYPD data released on June 14. The number of shooting victims also rose by 27.9% — from 359 people in 2019 to 459 in 2020.
In the 28 days of police reporting up to June 14, there was a 32.6% jump in shootings and a 38.5% spike in victims — from 104 people during that time period in 2019 to 144 in 2020.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told the PIX11 Morning News Monday that the uptick in shootings is "truly concerning."
He said addressing the issue starts at home in many cases and that parents should be identifying these illegal firearms before they get onto the streets.