Ns News Online Desk: A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the Bronx late Monday amid a recent surge in gun violence citywide, cops said early Tuesday. The victim was blasted in the back on Decatur Avenue near East Gunhill Road in the Norwood neighborhood around 11:45 p.m., cops said.
He was rushed to Montefiore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m., police said.
He was arguing with three other men when the shooting occurred, police sources said. All three, one wearing a white shirt and white bandana, took off on foot, according to the sources.
Nearly two hours earlier, a 42-year-old woman was shot in the left elbow and a 37-year-old man blasted twice in the back in the courtyard of a building on Beach Channel Drive near Beach 38th Street in Far Rockaway, police sources said.
It’s unclear what provoked the shooting.
In total on Monday, the NYPD reported seven shooting incidents with eight victims — not including the fatal Bronx shooting. The Bronx homicide is not part of that total because the victim died after midnight, according to police.
The violence continued around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, when a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest while sitting in a car on 143rd Avenue near 185th Street in Jamaica, police sources said. The victim, who was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, was uncooperative with authorities, according to the sources.
About four hours later, a man was shot once in the ankle by an unknown suspect on River Street near Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg after he left a party. He went to the Brooklyn Hospital Center by private means, with non-life-threatening injuries.