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20 people injured from gun violence in NYC on fourth of july

July 5, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
20 people injured from gun violence in NYC on fourth of july

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Incidents of gun-related violence surged across New York City the Fourth of July after 20 people in 10 separate incidents, seven of which occurred in Brooklyn. Authorities announced that none of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.

Seven people were shot in Brooklyn during a large backyard party on Chauncey Street at around 11:30 p.m. on Monday including two women who suffered gunshot wounds to the hand, and a 22-year-old man was shot in the thigh.

Police said another man was shot, but gave no indication as to where he was struck.

Authorities reported that an armed male assailant fired shots after he was refused entry into a barbecue and fled the scene. Police have yet to make an arrest, the New York Daily News reported

Almost three hours earlier, a man was shot in the chest in the same neighborhood. Cops said that three men and two women fled the scene after the shooting.

Officers believe that the two events are related and possibly linked to gang activity.

In another shooting in Bushwick, an 18-year-old man was shot five times in the torso during a drive-by. NYPD officials said an unidentified man opened fire from a vehicle.

Other shootings included a 24-yer-old man who was shot two times in the back in Flatbush just before 5:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man suffered a gunshot in the right leg at 11:15 p.m. and another man who was shot just after midnight on Tuesday.

Shortly before midnight, another Brooklyn woman went to the emergency room with a gunshot wound.

Across the city in East Harlem, a 20-year-old man managed to survive after he was shot in the head at around 8:15 p.m. on Monday.

Early Tuesday around 12:30 a.m. a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the South Bronx.

Another individual went to Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island after midnight with gun-related injuries.

Police said several gunshot victims walked into Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island over the course of the night.

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