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5 hospitalized in Manhattan, Bronx shootings; 2 killed in Queens incident

Posted at 10:39 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 07:56:23-04

NEW YORK CITY — Five people were hospitalized and two more people were killed in three shootings in New York City Tuesday night, according to authorities.

Authorities said two people were hospitalized in a shooting at 1908 Belmont Ave. in the Bronx just before 9 p.m.

Then, just after 9 p.m., three people were taken to the hospital following a reported shooting at 67 West 109th St. on Manhattan's Upper West Side, according to officials.

Police said one of those three people, a 19-year-old man, was shot in the head and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Witnesses told police a white sedan pulled up to the location and opened fire before fleeing.

Earlier Tuesday, two people, including a teenager, were killed in a shooting in Far Rockaway, Queens.

It happened around 2:15 p.m. in the vicinity of Deerfield Road and Beach 29th Street in Far Rockaway, authorities said.

A 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man were shot, according to police. They were both taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, authorities said.

The man and the teen, who was his stepson, had been fighting over a gun when the firearm went off, police sources said. It was unclear how they both were shot.

The Queens shooting is the latest deadly shooting amid a spike in gun violence across New York City.

Recent deadly shootings involved children. Late Monday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head in East Harlem. He died hours later. A 1-year-old boy was also fatally shot when gunfire rang out during a family barbecue Sunday night.