Three people were fatally shot and two others were injured in four separate shootings across New York City on Sunday, police said.
The disturbing wave of gun violence left a bloody trail in three counties, beginning shortly after 5 p.m. and ending around midnight. Two teenagers were among the multiple gunshot victims, and an 18-year-old man died from his injuries.
The fatal victim, identified as Anwah Armbrister, and a 15-year-old girl were in a building at 460 East 21st Street in Brooklyn when they were shot about 5:10 p.m., cops said. The couple stumbled outside and were found by first responders near the intersection of East 21st Street and Dorchester Road, police said.
The girl’s left shin was grazed by a bullet, but Armbrister suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest, police said.
The Brooklyn resident was taken to Kings County Hospital and did not survive. The girl was treated at the same hospital and released.
Around the same time, in the Bronx, a 35-year-old man was fatally shot in the torso after being chased into a bodega on East 175th Street, police and law enforcement officials said. Sources said the victim was tracked down by two men on a scooter before one of the suspects fired shots inside the store.
The victim, identified as Cleveland Smith of the Bronx, was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Hours later, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest at West 185th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights around 11:45 p.m., police said. He was taken to Harlem Hospital but could not be saved.
He was not named by authorities pending notification of his family.
Sunday night’s nonfatal shooting erupted around 6:45 p.m. when a 26-year-old man was shot in the right leg near 191st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, also in Washington Heights, police said.
He was taken privately to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and was listed in stable condition.
No arrests have been made in any of the four shootings as the NYPD continues to investigate.