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Boy, 13, and one other killed six shootings over 14 hours in NYC as crime spiral continues

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A teenage boy was among two people killed in a spate of six shootings in the span of 14 hours in New York City on Sunday. 

The fatal shootings occurred in the Bronx and Queens, and seven others were also shot, as the city’s gun violence rages out of control.

Jaryan Elliot, 13, was standing outside Angels Café with a friend on East 187th Street in the Bronx’s Belmont neighborhood at around 3.15pm when he was gunned down in what police believe was a gang-related shooting, the NYPD said. 

The gunman approached Jaryan in a black vehicle, stepped out and began firing, hitting him once in the chest and once in the leg, police said.  

Jaryan was taken to Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The incident took place within a 14-hour window that saw two other people killed and six others injured in six separate shootings around the Big Apple as the city’s violent summer drags on.  

Police are pictured at the scene of a shooting where 13-year-old Jaryan Elliot was killed in the Bronx on Sunday. It was one of six shootings reported around the city in the span of 14 hours

Police are pictured at the scene of a shooting where 13-year-old Jaryan Elliot was killed in the Bronx on Sunday. It was one of six shootings reported around the city in the span of 14 hours

The gunman approached Jaryan in a black vehicle, stepped out and began firing, hitting him once in the chest and once in the leg, police said

The gunman approached Jaryan in a black vehicle, stepped out and began firing, hitting him once in the chest and once in the leg, police said 

An NYPD official examines the scene of the shooting outside Angels Café on East 187th Street in the Belmont neighborhood on Sunday

An NYPD official examines the scene of the shooting outside Angels Café on East 187th Street in the Belmont neighborhood on Sunday

Hours before Jaryan was killed, an unnamed 19-year-old victim was fatally shot in Queens early Sunday morning. 

Minutes after midnight, police responded to reports of shots fired on Quencer Road in Queens, where they discovered the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the left thigh. 

He was transferred to Jamaica Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

About an hour later, a triple shooting in Brooklyn left three male victims, between 33 and 58 years old, suffering various gunshot wounds to their lower extremities on Fulton Avenue around 1.10am. 

The victims were taken to Kings County Hospital where they are currently in stable condition.

Police said they are searching for a male suspect in his late 30s in connection with that shooting. 

On Sunday, Chief Rodney Harrison, chief of department of the New York Police Department, tweeted that Elliot was 'the intended target' of a gang-related shooting adding: 'Gang violence is plaguing #NYC and has to stop

On Sunday, Chief Rodney Harrison, chief of department of the New York Police Department, tweeted that Elliot was ‘the intended target’ of a gang-related shooting adding: ‘Gang violence is plaguing #NYC and has to stop

New York City Democratic mayoral nominee also took to Twitter to comment on the shootings, referring to the incident as 'sickening.'

New York City Democratic mayoral nominee also took to Twitter to comment on the shootings, referring to the incident as ‘sickening.’

As of June 13, there have been 765 shootings in the city, with 886 shooting victims, according to NYPD's crime statistics. Pictured is this photo, NYPD investigate the scene outside Angels Café where 13-year-old Jaryan Elliot was shot

As of June 13, there have been 765 shootings in the city, with 886 shooting victims, according to NYPD’s crime statistics. Pictured is this photo, NYPD investigate the scene outside Angels Café where 13-year-old Jaryan Elliot was shot

Last week, New York became the first state in the nation to declare gun violence an emergency as Gov. Cuomo pointed the finger at the manufacturers of weapons as one of the main reasons behind the spate of shootings and killings that is at its highest level since the early 2000s.

Last week, New York became the first state in the nation to declare gun violence an emergency as Gov. Cuomo pointed the finger at the manufacturers of weapons as one of the main reasons behind the spate of shootings and killings that is at its highest level since the early 2000s. 

A fourth shooting took place in the Bronx at around 4am Sunday where a man and a woman were each shot in the arm on Jerome Avenue. 

Eight hours later, a fifth shooting occurred in Harlem, where a 47-year-old man was shot in the groin by an unidentified male suspect. 

Following that shooting, an individual was shot in the leg at Pitkin Avenue and Amboy Street. Police have not yet identified the victim’s age, nor have they announced any arrests for either shootings. 

NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison took to Twitter to address Jaryan’s shooting, saying he was the ‘intended target’ and adding: ‘Gang violence is plaguing #NYC and has to stop.  

New York City Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams also took to Twitter to comment on the shootings, referring to Jaryan’s murder as ‘sickening’. 

However, critics have claimed it is 'political grandstanding' and that an increase in gun violence is caused by soft crime policies

However, critics have claimed it is ‘political grandstanding’ and that an increase in gun violence is caused by soft crime policies

Weapon manufacturers could face a lawsuit for harming the public by failing to take steps to prevent firearms from being sold unlawfully in New York, for instance. Pictured in this photo, NYPD investigate the scene outside Angels Café where 13-year-old Jaryan Elliot was shot Sunday afternoon

Weapon manufacturers could face a lawsuit for harming the public by failing to take steps to prevent firearms from being sold unlawfully in New York, for instance. Pictured in this photo, NYPD investigate the scene outside Angels Café where 13-year-old Jaryan Elliot was shot Sunday afternoon

‘Ending gun violence must be our priority. Tonight we pray for his family. Tomorrow we must find his killer & get this gun off the street,’ Adams added. 

The recent shootings come a day before Adams, a retired NYPD captain, travels to Washington to meet with President Biden to discuss curbing gun violence.

As of June 13, there have been 765 shootings in the city, with 886 shooting victims, according to NYPD’s crime statistics.   

Last week, New York became the first state in the nation to declare gun violence an emergency as Gov. Cuomo pointed the finger at the manufacturers of weapons as one of the main reasons behind the spate of shootings and killings that is at its highest level since the early 2000s.  

Cuomo targeted manufacturers of guns in a speech last Tuesday, with a bill allowing the New York Attorney General to sue them in some circumstances, and announced almost $139million in investment to reduce the rapidly-rising death toll. 

Weapon manufacturers could face a lawsuit for harming the public by failing to take steps to prevent firearms from being sold unlawfully in New York, for instance. 

The announcement comes ahead of next year’s election, where he is expected to launch a reelection campaign to stay in office.

 

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