Five People Shot One Fatally In Overnight NYC Violence
Investigation & Suspect
Cops shot five people, one fatal, in a city-wide shoot-out overnight Wednesday.
Two gang members, aged 20 and 24, were leaving a deli at 23:30 on Willis Street and East 137th Street in Mott Haven. Police said on Tuesday someone got out of the car and started double shooting.
Police said the gunman started chasing them, shot the old victim repeatedly, and the young man got into his leg.
Police said officers working at a nearby mobile command station had appealed to the victims for medical assistance.
The old man, whose identity was 24-year-old Charles Wilkins, was taken to the Lincoln Medical Center, where he was announced dead on arrival. The minor victim’s status is listed as stable.
No arrest was made.
According to the police, both victims are members of the ABG gang, which stands for Any Body Get It, a subset of Crips.
Police said the deadly victim was arrested with 13 seals.
Police said at 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday in the Graniteville neighborhood of Staten Island, a 39-year-old man was stripped of his right leg and was shot in the left leg during a dispute with two other men on Elson Street near Lamberts Lane.
He was admitted to Richmond University Medical Center in a stable condition.
Early Tuesday evening, a 52-year-old man exploded in his leg at around 8:15 pm. On the playground of NYCHA’s Seth Low Houses in Brownsville, the cops said.
The cops pulled up a black Nissan and someone jumped out and started shooting at the playground. “The cops caught them as the trio tried to escape,” the police said.
The victim was taken steadily to Kings County Hospital Center.
Police said that about an hour ago, a 24-year-old man was shot in the left hand on East 119th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem.
He was taken to Harlem Hospital by special means, and his condition was stable.
The violence begins as the Big Apple grapples with the rise in gunfights.
The latest statistics show an 81 percent increase in gun attacks as of Sunday this year – 490 incidents compared to 270 in the same period of 2020.