At least 25 people were shot in 48 hours across New York City over the weekend, according to reports.
Six people were left dead in the gun violence, reported CBS New York. The violence flared on Friday night when an 11-year-old girl was hit with a stray bullet in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The girl will likely remained paralyzed for the rest of her life.
CBS points out that there were three people shot and killed on Saturday and another three were killed on Sunday in separate incidents.
The only borough that didn’t experience gun violence was Staten Island, reported the New York Daily News.
There was also a triple-shooting in Brooklyn, which left several people wounded.
“I heard maybe 20 shots,” Guy Pierre Louis, 50, told the Daily News of the incident. “I thought it was like the Fourth of July.”
Police are searching for a suspect, 30-year-old Kevon Brown, who also reportedly shot two officers while he was trying to escape.
And a 15-year-old Bronx girl was also shot in the leg when gunfire erupted. She was hit while pushing a child in a stroller to safety.
In all, over a dozen were shot in Brooklyn, eight were shot in the Bronx, four were shot in Queens, and one person was shot in Manhattan, reported MyFoxNY.com.
“It’s guns and we have to get these guns off the street,” said Tony Herbert, a Brooklyn community advocate.