Nine people took bullets in eight shootings in the city Thursday, according to preliminary numbers released by police.
Most recently, a 60-year-old man was standing at 151st Street and St. Nicholas Place in Sugar Hill in Manhattan around 9:30 p.m. when he told officers he heard shots and felt pain, according to cops.
He was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem for a gunshot wound to his right leg.
At 7 p.m., two 18-year-old men were shot on the grounds of the St. Mary’s Houses on Westchester Avenue in The Bronx, cops said.
One was blasted in the stomach and the other struck in the back. Both also told authorities they heard shots and felt pain.
They were taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln with non-life-threatening injuries.
Thursday’s gun-violence victims also include four people who were shot across a 90-minute span in Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan.
In the most dire case, a 22-year-old man was shot in the head just before 4:45 p.m. in Rufus King Park in Jamaica, Queens.
He is listed in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
The shootings come amid a citywide surge in gunplay.
On Thursday’s date in 2019, which was a Tuesday, only one shooting was reported.
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