At this rate they may give Chicago a run for most gun violence in a “gun free” city.
The New Year has started off with a bang.
Nine people have been shot since the city welcomed in 2013, police said.
Gunfire first erupted at around 2 a.m., when two people were hit with bullets in separate incidents.
In the first shooting, which happened on White Plains Road and Seward Avenue in the Bronx, a 32-year-old man was hit in the stomach and taken to Jacobi Hospital, cops said. He is in stable condition.
In the second report of gunplay, a 19-year-old boy was shot in the back on Irving Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn, cops added. He was rushed to Wyckoff Hospital in stable condition.
The carnage continued until 7 a.m. Mike Bloomberg was unavailable for comment. Meanwhile things really got off to a bang in Chicago the past day. Shocking, huh?