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Three Killed in Night of Gun Violence, Cops Say

By  Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner | July 2, 2013 8:07am 

 A 35-year-old man was shot and killed outside 2515 Seventh Ave. Tuesday morning, cops said.
A 35-year-old man was shot and killed outside 2515 Seventh Ave. Tuesday morning, cops said.
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NEW YORK CITY — One man was killed and his brother was injured after they fought with a gun-wielding attacker — the first of four overnight shootings that left three people dead and two hurt, police said.

The victims were shot in three separate boroughs between 8 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday, officials said, capping a day of violence that also included a brazen midmorning shooting in Hell's Kitchen and another near the Brooklyn District Attorney's office.

The suspects in the overnight shootings were not immediately arrested, police said.

The brothers argued with the shooter near East 173rd Street and Boston Road, in Claremont Village, The Bronx, about 8 p.m., cops said. The suspect fled, an NYPD spokesman said.

One of the men, 22, was shot in the head and legs and was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead, cops said.

His 20-year-old brother was shot in the right wrist and listed as stable in Lincoln Hospital, police said.

About 30 minutes later, two police officers were patrolling the Sumner Houses, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, when they discovered Shawn Pridgen, 27, lying on the roof with a gunshot wound to his head, an NYPD spokesman said.

The circumstances around his death are still under investigation, the spokesman said.

Then about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, a 35-year-old man was shot and killed in front of 2515 Seventh Ave., in Harlem, when an argument he was having indoors spilled outside, police said.

Investigators were still scouring scene about seven hours later.

And a 18-year-old girl was shot in her right leg outside the Metro Motel, 691 E. 241st St., in Wakefield, about 4 a.m., NYPD and FDNY spokesmen said.

The suspect, believed to be in his late teens, may have run off with her pocket book, police said.

She was taken to Jacobi Hospital and listed in stable condition, fire officials added.