At Least 14 Shot In New York City Over Thanksgiving Holiday As Gun Violence Soars

At least three New Yorkers were shot on Thanksgiving day. At least 11 more were shot on Black Friday as New York City experienced another gun violence spat.

No one was killed as a result of their gunshot wounds and is expected to survive.

On Thursday, a 28-year-old man was shot while walking in Harlem. In a separate incident, a 25-year-old man was shot in the groin during an argument in the Bronx, according to The New York Post. Yet another victim was shot in the stomach and leg in Crown Heights.

On Friday, an argument broke out in the Bronx, resulting in a 44-year-old man being shot in the chest and taken to Barnabas Hospital.

Just 40 minutes later, two men, both 28-years-old, were shot while standing in front of an apartment building in the Prospect Park South section of Brooklyn. The Post reports that the gunman fled the scene in a black Grand Cherokee.

Another victim was shot near Park Hill Avenue in Staten Island. A bullet grazed his head, but he was able to take himself to Staten Island University Hospital.

A Brooklyn man walked into Brookdale Hospital at 8:26 p.m. after being hit. He was struck near a residence in Brooklyn.

A 40-year-old was shot in the leg after an argument in Brooklyn.

Five minutes later, another 40-year-old man was shot in Brooklyn. He was uncooperative with the police. 

A 32-year-old man was hit in the ankle after a man opened fire into a crowd of people in Manhattan. The man was taken to Cornell Hospital. The suspect fled.

Two more Brooklyn men were struck in the leg in separate incidents, ages 24 and the other 28.

Lastly, a man was struck in Queens at the intersection of Linden Boulevard and the Van Wyck Expressway. Authorities did not provide any more details about the incident.

In recent months, the city has seen a substantial increase in gun violence. Shootings are up 95.8 percent so far this year, with 1,386 shootings, up from 708 in November the year before.


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