NEW YORK CITY — An outbreak in deadly gunfire swept the city Friday night, leaving five men dead over the course of one night.
The streak started at 2:50 p.m. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where police responding to a 911 call found 28-year-old Kareem Holifield unconscious at Spencer Place near Fulton Street with several gunshot wounds in his body, police said.
Holifield was rushed to Interfaith Hospital and was prounounced dead on arrival. He had lived on Jefferson Avenue, between Bedford and Nostrand avenues, police said, but residents at the building did not recognize his name.
At 1:30 a.m. Saturday, in the Bronx, two teenagers were found shot in a hallway at 1134 West Farms Road in Longwood, police said.
One young man, Anthony Rivera, 18, was shot in the left arm, and another man, 19, had been shot in the left leg, police said. Both were sent to Lincoln Hospital, where Riverawas determined to be dead, while the 19-year-old was in stable condition, police said.
Just over an hour later in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, a 28-year-old man was found shot in the head around 2:50 a.m., on Carlton Avenue near Fulton Street, by public housing police inside the Atlantic Terminal Houses, and rushed to Brooklyn Hospital where he died, police said. The man was still not identified by Sunday afternoon.
Then, at 4 a.m., Bronx police responding to a call found Heriberto Navarro, 32, at a Soundview building unconscious with a gunshot wound to his arm, police said. Rescuers declared Navarro to be dead at the 1312 Leland Ave. location.
Navarro lived on Park Avenue, in Melrose, and police were searching for a missing item of jewelry — a large Cuban link gold cross with diamonds — which was not found on him after the shooting, police said.
Finally at 6:47 a.m., a Frantlee Alcinder, 26, was found shot in the head and several times in the torso in East Flatbush, police said. Alicidner, who lived on East 95th Street was found in front of 87 East 93rd St. and declared dead at the scene of the shooting. Police said an investigation was ongoing.
No arrests were made in any of the shootings as of Sunday.