A triple-shooting at a hotel in New York City left one man dead and two others wounded, likely marking the first homicide of 2021 in a city that saw a soar in violent crimes last year.
Authorities have described the killed victim as a 20-year-old man. He was shot in his torso and pronounced dead after emergency medical services rushed him to Queens Hospital Center, also known as NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.
Another 20-year-old man was shot in the leg and is in stable condition at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens, police said. The third victim has been described as a 40-year-old man who was shot multiple times and is in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
The identification of the victims will not be disclosed until authorities first notify the families of the victims.
Police have not announced any arrests yet and said the shooter(s) currently remain(s) at large as the investigation is ongoing.
Of those five other victims, a 33-year-old woman was shot in the leg by a stray bullet at her apartment in Brooklyn on Lincoln Avenue. She currently remains at a local hospital in stable condition.
The other four shootings were reported in the Bronx and Washington Heights. Police haven’t announced any arrests yet for any of the incidents.