For many Memorial Day is about celebrating and memorializing the people that sacrificed their lives to fight in battle that have happened throughout time. Others choose to gather together and barbecue as it’s also the start of summer for some people. In New York City a very different picture was painted.
Eight people were shot and three were stabbed across different areas of New York on Memorial Day. Two of the eight people that were shot suffered fatal injuries. It is being reported by Gothamist that the first stabbing happened around 3 a.m. at the Prospect Park Q train station.
One person was stabbed after they refused to fork over money during an attempted robbery. Another stabbing occurred before 4 a.m. on the 4 train at the East 116th Street station. It’s being reported that two men were stabbed.
As for the shootings, one incident proved to be fatal and happened around 2:20 a.m. in a Brooklyn apartment on 49th Street. When police arrived they found the victim to be a 20-year-old, who was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the neck. Another shooting took place in East New York around 3:15 a.m. which saw a victim fatally shot in the head. Allegedly the victim that was shot in the head was suspected of trying to steal a car.
In addition one man and two women were shot on East 96th Street on the Avenue M in Canarsie, Brooklyn at around 10 p.m. The three that were shot were said to be part of a large group from a party who had then decided to take their partying to the street. Fortunately the party goers who were shot are all expected to survive. The three victims were taken to Brookdale Hospital due to their injuries.
It’s said that three other shootings took place, but they were all unrelated to each other. There was a shooting on West 126th Street, another on West 204th Street and Amsterdam. All victims are said to have suffered injuries but fortunately they’re all expected to live.
ABC reported details of the suspects.
“The suspects were headed from the Bronx to Manhattan and were described as black males about 5-foot-7. One was one wearing a yellow shirt and beige shorts, and the other was wearing a dark shirt and sneakers.”
Despite having descriptions of the assailants no one has been arrested in connection to either incidents.
“Two suspects fled the station and no arrests have been made.”
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