2012 ended with the fewest number of shootings in the city since police started keeping track in 1994. But then just hours into the new year, gun violence swept the city: nine people were shot, though none have died. There were at least four shootings in Brooklyn, starting at 2 a.m., when a 19-year-old man was shot in the back in Bushwick on Irving Avenue and rushed off to Wyckoff Hospital, the Post reports
Close to 6 a.m., a man who had been shot in the stomach was dropped off at Kings County Hospital, the Post reports
. He was in surgery, so police had not yet ascertained where he had been shot.
An hour later, another man was shot in the stomach, this time on Dumont Avenue in Brownsville's Van Dyke Houses, the Daily News reports
. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital and is expected to live.
Shots were also fired around 2 a.m. in Brownsville. "Officers patrolling near the Brownsville Houses responded to a call of numerous shots fired in the air on Blake Ave. near Rockaway Ave. about 1:55 a.m.," the Daily News reports
. "When cops arrived, the pistol-toting 22-year-old man pointed his weapon at the officers, sources said. One cop fired a round at the gunman, but missed... The suspect ran away, but the cops collared him nearby... No one was injured." [photo