The first happened at about 1:15 a.m. in Queens. Police say a 22-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency workers. Police responded to the second incident around 3 a.m. in Brooklyn. A 17-year-old boy had been shot in the chest. He was hospitalized where he was later pronounced dead.
Both cases are being investigated and no arrests were immediately made.
There were 333 homicides in New York in 2013, the lowest number since comparable record-keeping began in 1963.