NEW YORK CITY — The city was filled with gunfire as at least seven people were shot in the first hours of the New Year, according to published reports.
The first shooting occurred in The Bronx, shortly after 2 a.m., when a 32-year-old man was shot in the stomach near White Plains Road and Seward Avenue, the New York Post reported. He was rushed to Jacobi Hospital, and is reportedly expected to survive.
About the same time in Brooklyn, a 19-year-old man was shot in the back on Irving Avenue in Bushwick, the Post reported. He was taken to Wyckoff Hospital and is in stable condition.
Other shootings occurred in Staten Island and Queens, including in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, where a man was shot in both legs.
All of the victims are expected to survive, the Daily News reported.