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Four more killed in four weekend shootings across NYC

Four more killed in four weekend shootings across NYC

Four people were killed — three by bullets and one by a blade — in a 12-hour rampage of violence across New York City that stretched into Saturday morning, police said.

Less than an hour after sunrise, at around 6:30 a.m., a 35-year-old man was shot dead in the hallway of his Dix Avenue apartment complex in Far Rockaway, Queens, police said.

Responding officers found the unidentified victim with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was pronounced dead at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. The suspect ran off, police said.

“There are shootings here all the time,” complained a 63-year-old neighbor who had been walking home from the laundromat when she heard the too-familiar sound of gunfire.

“There are gang bangers around here,” she said. “When I have to come out, I come out and I go back in.”

In the Bronx, two people were fatally shot in a span of three hours, police said.

At around 1:35 a.m. in Laconia, an unknown person blasted Forest Byrd, 34, in the waist and left arm, killing him, police said. No arrests have been made.

And at around 10:41 p.m. Friday, in Clason Point, a masked and hooded shooter shot and killed Shaiquan Wilson at a gathering outside of 1741 Randall Avenue, harrowing surveillance video released by cops shows.

The fourth fatality was earlier Friday, at around 6 p.m., when Telmo Ruiz, 48, was stabbed in Upper Manhattan. That killer too, remains at large.

Other shootings, in Brooklyn and Queens, left surviving victims.

At 10:38 Saturday morning in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a 27-year-old man was shot in his right elbow.

And at 4:30 a.m., in Brownsville, a 34-year-old man walked into the 103rd precinct station house in Jamaica with a gunshot wound to his torso, police said.
He told officers he was shot on Hollis Avenue, police said. He’s listed in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital, officials said.

There’s been a roughly 70-percent jump in gunplay across the city this year, compared to 2019, according to the NYPD.

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