BLACK LIVES MATTER WEEKEND: 76 Shot in NYC, 46 in Chicago, 32 in Philly, 18 in Cincy
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New York City’s latest bloody week of gunfire saw 76 people injured, including 14 murdered — with almost two-and-a-half times more shootings than the same week last year, according to police sources.
As of 7 a.m., the previous week saw 62 separate shootings — a dramatic rise over the 26 during the same week last year, sources said.
Among the 76 hurt in the latest surge of gunplay, there were 14 murders — again more than the 10 for the same period in 2019, the sources said.
At least seven people were killed and 25 hurt in 25 separate shootings during another weekend of violence in Philadelphia.
Weekend violence continues to claim victims across Chicago.
As of Sunday night, 46 people have been shot, four fatally, according to Chicago police.
Three men were hurt Sunday, one critically, in a triple shooting in Brighton Park.
At least 18 people were shot, four fatally, during a violent night in Cincinnati, police said.
Ten people were shot on East McMicken Avenue and Lang Street in Over-the-Rhine, four were shot on Chalfonte Place in Avondale, and three were shot near Lincoln and Gilbert avenues in Walnut Hills. An additional shooting later Sunday morning was reported by The Associated Press, bringing the total wounded to 18.
Don't worry. These were peaceful shootings that suddenly turned violent when the bullets hit their targets.