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Violent Weekend in NYC

Violent Weekend in NYC
Posted August 18th, 2014 @ 5:24am

Two dozen people were shot here in New York City over the weekend in a rash of gun violence.

Two of the victims were killed early yesterday morning in a drive-by shooting outside a deli on West 151st Street in Harlem.

21 year old Kenny Jimenez was pronounced dead at the scene, while 29 year old Francisco Mercedez was pronounced dead at the hospital.  It’s unclear why the two men were shot, but police believe they were targeted.

Other shootings took place in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.

Shootings are up more than 10 percent around the city compared to last year.


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