Three people were shot and killed and two others injured in four separate shootings in New York City on Sunday, according to police.
The disturbing incident of gun violence, which left a bloody trail across the three boroughs, began just after 5 p.m. and ended at midnight. Two teenagers were also among the victims of the multiple shootings, with an 18-year-old man succumbing to his injuries.
Police said that at about 5:10 pm, the deceased Anwah Armbrister and a 15-year-old girl were shot in a building at 460 East 21st Street in Brooklyn. Police said the two stumbled outside and were found by first responders near the intersection of East 21st Street and Dorchester Road.
The girl’s left shin was grazed by a bullet, but Armbrister suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest, police said.
The Brooklyn resident was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he died. The girl was treated at the same hospital and released.
Around the same time, in the Bronx, a 35-year-old man was shot in the torso after being chased into a grocery store on East 175th Street, police and law enforcement sources said. Sources said two men on motorcycles found the victim and one of the suspects opened fire inside the store.
The victim, Bronx resident Cleveland Smith, was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Hours later, a 33-year-old man was 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.
Authorities have not released his name pending notification of his family.
The nonfatal shooting broke out Sunday night around 6:45 p.m. when a 26-year-old man was shot in the right leg near 191st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights, police said.
He was transported privately to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and is in stable condition.
The NYPD continues to investigate, and no arrests have been made in any of the four shootings.