NEW YORK CITY — In just over eight hours, six men across Staten Island and Brooklyn were hospitalized as victims of various incidents of raucous gunfire that erupted overnight.
It started at 5:20 p.m. in Grymes Hill, Staten Island, where a man, 40, was shot in the left armpit at Clove Avenue and Howard Avenue, cops said. The victim was transported by private vehicle to Richmond University Medical Center, while police said the suspect fled the scene. Police described the suspect as heavyset and wearing a green shirt and dark jeans, and said the investigation was ongoing.
Two hours later in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a 32-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and brought to Woodhull Hospital just steps away, officials said. While the victim was was stable after the 7:20 p.m. shooting at Park Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard, officials said the suspects, a group of young men ranging from 16 to 18 years old, fled the area. Police had nobody in custody, they said.
Two men were shot up in the next gunfire, which broke out in front of a brownstone at 102 Fenimore Street in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, where two men, a 21-year-old and a 23-year-old, were shot at 11:52 p.m. Police said the first young man, 21, was hit in the right ankle, while the other man, 23, was struck in the right wrist. Both were rushed to Kings County Hospital, and no arrests were made, police said.
In Coney Island, where the parties continued after Saturday's Mermaid Parade had long died down, a shooting took place at Mermaid Avenue and West 21st Street, at 1:13 a.m., police said.
A 32-year-old man was shot in the chest and the leg, police, said, and rushed to Lutheran Hospital in not likely condition. Three men were witnessed fleeing the location, but nobody was in custody, police said.
Then in Brownsville, a young man was rushed to Brookdale Hospital after a shooting at 1:24 a.m., police said. The man, who was in his 20s, was shot in the upper chest at Rockaway and Livonia avenues, and remained in serious condition on Sunday, cops said. Police are alooking for a suspect described as a man with a white shirt and blue jeans, who fled eastbound on Lavonia Avenue with a brown pitbull on a leash.
Investigations are ongoing in all of the shootings, police said.
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