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Violence in New York: Teenager killed, teenage girl shot in the face amid shooting incidents across the city


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A teenager and a man were shot and killed in separate incidents in New York on Saturday night, amid an outbreak of gun violence that has claimed the lives of several young victims in recent weeks, police said.

The New York Police Department said officers responded to a “shots fired” dispatch call just before midnight and found an 18-year-old victim with two gunshot wounds to the head, reports New York’s Fox 5.

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The victim was transported to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police have made no arrests and there are no known suspects or persons of interest at this time, Fox New York reported.

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The identity of the victim has also not been revealed.

The death was reported just hours before a pair of nighttime shooting incidents Saturday night and Sunday morning that left a 31-year-old man dead and a 17-year-old girl injured, the NYPD said.

The girl was hit in the head in the Bronx around 1 a.m., the New York Post reported.

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Violence in New York: Teenager killed, teenage girl shot in the face amid shooting incidents across the city

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The bullet entered the victim’s right temple and exited through the left side of his nose, police said.

Around 3 a.m., the oldest victim was shot in the chest in Brooklyn, the New York Post reported. The victim was transported to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, according to the report.

Violence in New York: Teenager killed, teenage girl shot in the face amid shooting incidents across the city

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In the Bronx on Saturday, several other people were victims of gun violence.

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Police said a 20-year-old was shot and killed at around 10 p.m. and a 31-year-old man was also shot at around 11.20 p.m. A third victim was also shot and injured at around 11 p.m. .

The incidents are not believed to be related and all three victims survived, the NYPD said.

On Friday, two teenagers, 15 and 16, were shot dead following an argument, WNBC reported. Both were taken to hospital and are expected to live, police said.

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