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Dozens shot in 9 hours across NYC, 4 dead, police say

Inwood shooting
Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 19:00:26-04

NEW YORK — Four people were killed and more than 30 people were injured in shootings from midnight through 9 a.m. across New York City on Sunday, police said.

The first Sunday shooting was in Brooklyn; a man was gunned down around 12:45 a.m., police said. Just minutes later in Harlem, two men and a woman were shot. Another four men were shot nearby before 1 a.m.

Five people, including a teenager, were shot in Inwood around 3:40 a.m. A 29-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were both shot in the leg; a 15-year-old boy was hit in the ankle; a 30-year-old man was shot in the back and a 23-year-old man was shot in the head, police said.

Just after 3 a.m., a 23-year-old man who was shot in Harlem died from a gunshot wound to the back.

In East Flatbush, a 19-year-old man was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest around 4:20 a.m., police said. A 27-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder in the same incident.

The last of the fatal shootings overnight was in Brownsville just after 5 a.m., police said. A 40-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest near Sutter Avenue and Mother Gaston Boulevard.

"The NYPD and the community need to work together as a team to help curb the violence," NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said.

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