49 People Shot In 72 Hours As Wave Of Gun Violence Continues In NYC

Forty-nine people were shot over the course of 72 hours in NYC between Thursday and Saturday, compared to eight shooting victims over the same time period last year, according to preliminary NYPD statistics sent to Gothamist Sunday morning.

Eight people were murdered—at least six by gun violence—compared to three homicides last year over those three days.

Those numbers do not yet reflect shootings on Sunday.

Police officers at a crime scene for a shooting in Brooklyn on July 18th, 2020. Forty-nine people were shot over the course of 72 hours in NYC between Thursday and Saturday, compared to eight shooting victims over the same time period last year, according to preliminary NYPD statistics sent […]

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