Boy, 10, Is Killed in Queens Shooting

A 10-year-old boy was killed and a person was injured in a taking pictures on Saturday night at a home in Queens, the New York Police Department mentioned.

The taking pictures was reported after 9:30 p.m. at a home on Beach 45th Street in the Edgemere neighborhood of the Rockaways, a police spokesman mentioned. The boy was taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless from a gunshot to the abdomen.

The man, 29, was shot in the shoulder. Further particulars concerning the incident weren’t instantly out there.

The police mentioned one other youngster, a 12-year-old woman, and a person have been shot earlier Saturday in an unrelated incident in the Bronx. The woman, who was visiting from New Jersey, was hit in the ankle and the person, 25, was shot in the chest shortly earlier than 6 p.m. outdoors a constructing close to East 171st Street and Wythe Place.

Both have been handled at BronxCare Health System, the police spokesman mentioned. Information about their circumstances was not instantly out there.

The shootings got here amid a spike in gun violence in New York and different main cities. Through the tip of May, the town has had 173 homicides in 2021, an 18 % enhance over the primary 5 months of 2020, in response to police statistics.