NEW YORK CITY — The NYPD is reporting a concerning spike in the number of shootings across New York City.
Over the last seven days, 74 people were injured in 55 shootings citywide, police said on Monday.
Between Friday and Sunday, there were 28 shootings that left two people dead and 36 others injured, according to the NYPD. Police initially said the number of shootings and victims was higher but later said the the information was sent in error.
The spike in violence, however, goes beyond this week.
Shootings are up 24.3% so far this year compared to the same time period in 2019, according to NYPD data released on June 14. The number of shooting victims also rose by 27.9% — from 359 people in 2019 to 459 in 2020.
In the 28 days of police reporting up to June 14, there was a 32.6% jump in shootings and a 38.5% spike in victims — from 104 people during that time period in 2019 to 144 in 2020.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told the PIX11 Morning News Monday that the uptick in shootings is “truly concerning.”
He said addressing the issue starts at home in many cases and that parents should be identifying these illegal firearms before they get onto the streets.