At least 10 people were shot as the epidemic of gunplay continued across New York City Wednesday and Thursday, cops said.
A 23-year-old woman was shot as she drove on the Major Deegan Expressway near West 233rd Street in Kingsbridge around 5 a.m. Thursday, cops said.
She managed to drive herself to Lincoln Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, and described hearing shots and feeling pain.
Around 3:10 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot twice in the torso, once in the hip and once in the arm at Atlantic and Pennsylvania avenues in Cypress Hills, according to cops.
He also reported hearing shots and feeling pain, and went to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.
In the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx, a 26-year-old man shot his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend in the face during a dispute on West 190th Street near University Avenue around 12:40 a.m., cops said.
The woman was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and her ex-boyfriend took off after the shooting. He remains at large, according to police.
Hours earlier, a 24-year-old man was shot on Wickham Avenue near Nereid Avenue in Wakefield just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, cops said.
He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The circumstances were unclear.
In total on Wednesday, five shootings were reported with seven victims, cops said. That includes one homicide — the 41-year-old man who was blasted in the arm and neck on Avenue D near New York Avenue in East Flatbush just before 1 a.m. Two other men were wounded during that incident.
On that day in 2019, there were four shooting incidents with five victims, and three people were killed.
The incidents come amid an uptick in shootings citywide. The city has recorded 12 consecutive weeks of surging gun violence.