NYC shootings surged 200% last week, NYPD figures show

Shootings across the city surged 200 percent during the past week — more than doubling the increase from the same time period last year, according to NYPD data released Monday.

The week that ended Sunday saw 49 people killed or wounded in 42 incidents, three times the number of shootings from the same week in 2020, the official statistics show.

But the spike is all the more alarming because it represents the acceleration of a trend that began a year ago when shootings rose 90 percent — from 10 to 19 — compared to the same week in 2019.

The latest wave of bloodshed included 24 people shot in 20 incidents from Friday to Sunday.

On Thursday, April 29th 2021 a male was shot multiple times in the vicinity of 499 Williams Avenue.
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, a male was shot multiple times in the vicinity of 499 Williams Ave.
Seth Gottfried

Two of those victims died, including a man shot in broad daylight while sitting in a car in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Police investigating a shooting on on Nostrand Ave and Montgomery Street on April 25, 2021.
Police investigating a shooting at Nostrand Avenue and Montgomery Street on April 25, 2021.
Seth Gottfried

By comparison, there were nine people shot in seven incidents on the same dates last year, according to the NYPD.

Police respond to a shooting at 3405 Foster Avenue on May 2, 2021.
Police respond to a shooting at 3405 Foster Ave. on May 2, 2021.
Seth Gottfried

The past week’s tally of victims — which includes two innocent bystanders wounded outside the famed Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn — was also just one shy of the 50 gunned down two weeks ago.

Police at the scene of a reported shooting in Brooklyn on May 2, 2021.
Police at the scene of a reported shooting in Brooklyn on May 2, 2021.
Seth Gottfried

Mayor Bill de Blasio has repeatedly claimed that increased gun arrests by the NYPD would drive down shootings, saying last week that “these strategies have worked for years and years.”

Police are seen at the scene of a shooting in front of Peter Luger’s Steak House in Brooklyn, Thursday, April 29, 2021.
Police at the scene of a shooting in front of Peter Luger’s Steak House in Brooklyn, Thursday, April 29, 2021.
Robert Mecea

But NYPD figures show the anti-gun crackdown that began in September — when cops arrested 160 pistol-packing suspects in just one week — has had virtually no effect on the city’s surging gun violence.

The gun that was used in the shooting in front of Peter Luger’s Steak House is seen on the ground in front of 87 S 10 St. in Brooklyn, Thursday, April 29, 2021.
The gun that was used in the shooting in front of Peter Luger’s Steak House is seen on the ground in front of 87 S. 10th St. in Brooklyn, Thursday, April 29, 2021.
Robert Mecea

Even during last year’s modern-record week of gun busts, shootings were up 168 percent, according to NYPD data.

On Saturday May 1st 2021 a male was shot in the vicinity of Fulton Avenue and Crotona Park N.
On Saturday, May 1, 2021, a male was shot in the vicinity of Fulton Avenue and Crotona Park North.
Seth Gottfried

“Everyone is carrying. Just look what happened at Peter Luger’s,” an NYPD supervisor in Manhattan said.

Credit: NYPOST

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