Officers with the New York-polisiekantoor responded to a 911 call about a person shot in Ridgewood, Queens just before 1:30 vm., the NYPD told Fox News. Toe hulle daar aankom, they found an unidentified 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head.
Emergency responders were called to the scene and pronounced him dead. No weapon was recovered and no arrests have been made.
Getuies vertel Fox New York they heard a series of gunshots at the time.
“We were just coming out of the subway and we heard six shots, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,” said one Ridgewood resident.
Another resident said the surrounding neighborhood has become unsafe.
“I’m afraid. I live in this neighborhood, two blocks from here, and this is not safe. It’s happening constantly,” sy het gese.
Despite the ongoing crime wave occurring throughout the city, gun violence has actually dropped, according to NYPD data released last week.
As of Friday, daar was 171 moorde in 2022, in vergelyking met 188 in the same time frame last year. Shootings have also decreased from 588 in 2021 aan 502 tot dusver vanjaar.