A gunman killed two people Wednesday night in New York City. The shooter, a black man, approached the woman from behind, and fired multiple shots into her head. At this point, no suspects have been taken into custody, but police have released surveillance videos that show the incident. It is unclear if the shooting is connected to any crimes, but it is a tragic case for New York City. Police said the shooter fired four to five shots and found shell casings of.25-caliber rounds.
Police have identified the suspect as a dark-skinned, heavy-set male wearing a black hoodie. Police are seeking cell phone photos of this suspect. The incident at the train station is currently under investigation by police. The New York City Transit Authority has warned commuters that delays are likely. Fortunately, the incident is not believed to have been the result of a domestic dispute. Several witnesses are able to describe what they saw.
Police claim that the man who shot the 26 year-old was not part of the gang. The shooting occurred in the 52nd Precinct, a district in New York City with no murders recorded so far this year. However, police have released video of the SUV driving up the street, stopping before the victim’s home was hit. The gunman also fled on foot. According to police, the suspect fled in a white Ford Taurus.
The shooting in New York City has been followed by a deadly July 4th parade in Philadelphia and an attack on a summer night in Chicago. Those incidents left two police officers wounded and the public scrambling for cover. In recent months, both cities have seen an increase in shootings. The shooting rate in Chicago, which was 865 at the beginning of August, will drop to 550 by next year. New York City’s will drop to 650 by 2020.
The woman’s identity will not be released until her family has been notified. The shooting of the woman comes as the city struggles with the aftermath a high court decision on gun rights. The court recently overturned a New York state law restricting the number of guns a person can possess, and many people in the city are expressing anger and hope. A similar situation has occurred in D.C., although the police have not yet recovered the gun that was used in the shooting.
Last night, eight people were shot in New York City. Two of the victims were killed in Queens while another man was shot in the Bronx after being accosted by a motorcycle gang. After demanding cash, the gunman shot the victim. The gunman also took the victim’s motorcycle chain. Although the victim is expected to survive the attack, New York City remains in shock. The city saw the highest number of shootings this year since the pandemic.
While shooting rates in NYC have fallen from last year, they remain higher than before the epidemic. There were 854 shooting victims in NYC and 222 homicides as of December. For this year, the city saw 452 shooting victims and 163 homicides, according to the latest figures from the NYPD. New York City is not the only city that has experienced homicide.