NYC shootings keep soaring, up 86 percent over 2020: NYPD data

The gun violence in Gotham more than doubled last week — capped by a wild shooting in Times Square that left a 4-year-old girl among three people wounded.

The NYPD recorded 36 shooting incidents with 43 victims during the seven-day period ending Sunday — up from 15 incidents and 16 victims during the same dates last year, according to police statistics released Monday.

The weekly tally continued the more than year-long trend of surging gun violence in the Big Apple, which began during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Yorkers endured a bloody April with almost three times the number of shootings compared to last year.

So far this year, 451 shootings have been reported with 505 victims, up 86.6 percent from 2020 and double the numbers recorded in 2019, the statistics show.

Police investigate the a shooting on Vernon Blvd and 41st Ave. in Queens, on May 10, 2021.
Police investigate a shooting at Vernon Boulevard and 41st Avenue in Queens on May 10, 2021.
Robert Mecea

Both shootings and shooting victims in 2021 are also outpacing 2016 figures by 67 percent.

Members of the New York Police Department investigate the scene of a triple-shooting near 2289 5th Avenue in Harlem, on May 7, 2021.
Members of the New York Police Department investigate the scene of a triple shooting near 2289 5th Ave. in Harlem, on May 7, 2021.
James Keivom

Murders are also up by 27 percent from last year, which recorded 115 homicides compared to 146 this year, according to the data.

Credit: NYPOST

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