Overnight shootings in the Bronx, Brooklyn add to NYC’s gun violence surge

Three men were shot in Brooklyn late Sunday and another was wounded in the Bronx amid a recent citywide uptick in gun violence.

Two 22-year-old men and one 27-year-old man were attending a gathering on Classon Avenue near Dekalb Avenue in Clinton Hill around 10:30 p.m. when shots rang out, cops said.

One of the 22-year-olds was shot in the shoulder and transported to the Kings County Hospital Center, and the other was blasted in the back and taken to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

The older victim was shot in the leg and taken to the same hospital.

It’s unclear what sparked the violence.

Around the same time in the Bronx, an 18-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder on East 141st Street near Willis Avenue in Mott Haven, cops said.

The circumstances of the shooting were unclear, and cops described the victim as uncooperative.

Hours earlier, around 5:45 p.m., a 53-year-old innocent bystander was killed by a stray bullet at a handball court inside Lincoln Terrace Park off Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene. He was not immediately identified by authorities.


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