Eight people were shot — one fatally — in New York across nine hours late Saturday into early Sunday, continuing the city’s blood-soaked weekend, according to police sources.
The hellish stretch began in Manhattan’s East Village around 7:20 p.m. Saturday when a 51-year-old man was blasted in the leg during an argument on East 12th Street near Avenue C, sources said.
The victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
His name is being withheld pending family notification of his death.
Uptown in East Harlem, an 18-year-old man caught a bullet in the left hand around 8:40 p.m., in a squabble on Second Avenue near East 101st Street, sources said.
Just under an hour later, a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest at Burnside and Jerome avenues in The Bronx, according to sources.
Around 10:45 p.m. a 21-year-old man was struck in the leg at NYCHA’s Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, sources said.
All told, 24 people were shot citywide on Saturday, according to the NYPD — a rate of one every hour.
But the bloodshed didn’t stop as the calendar turned to Sunday.
A 24-year-old man sitting in his car at Dekalb and Targee streets in Park Hill, Staten Island was shot in the butt and right ankle when another motorist opened fire in an argument just after 2:35 a.m., sources said.
Back in Brooklyn, two men and a woman were shot on Sterling Place near Ralph Avenue just before 4:20 a.m., sources said.
The woman and one of the men, both 33, were brought by first responders to Brookdale Hospital with wounds to the back and left ankle, respectively, sources said.
The other man, 42, made his own way to Woodhull Hospital, where he was treated for a wound to his right hip.
The trio has clammed up with police, according to sources.
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