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Retired NYPD cop shot by stray bullet leaving Brooklyn party as 15 people are shot across NYC

A retired NYPD police officer was shot by a stray bullet leaving a Brooklyn party on Saturday amid a massive spike in shootings in New York City

Police sources told the New York Post that the unnamed ex-officer, 30, was leaving a party in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn around 11.30pm when she heard gunshots and realized she had been hit in the stomach by a stray bullet.

The shooting is believed to have broken out after a group of men were turned away from the party, which was being held at an events space called The View beside a Tesla dealership. 

They got angry and started fighting nearby before the shooting, the New York Daily News reported. Nobody else was hit by the gunfire and there have been no arrests.

A retired NYPD police officer was shot by a stray bullet leaving a Brooklyn party on Saturday amid a massive spike in shootings in New York City

The party was held in an event space called The View Rooftop above a Tesla dealership

The party was held in an event space called The View Rooftop above a Tesla dealership

Policy identify evidence at the scene where the former police officer was shot in Brooklyn

Policy identify evidence at the scene where the former police officer was shot in Brooklyn

The party had turned away a group of men who got angry and started fighting nearby before the shooting

The party had turned away a group of men who got angry and started fighting nearby before the shooting

Cups are placed on the sidewalk, which is typically an indication that bullet casings have been found

Cups are placed on the sidewalk, which is typically an indication that bullet casings have been found

People are seen outside the scene of a shooting in Brooklyn over the weekend

People are seen outside the scene of a shooting in Brooklyn over the weekend

The shooting happened at a party at a building on Van Brunt street and Summit Street

The shooting happened at a party at a building on Van Brunt street and Summit Street

The former cop was one of 15 people who were shot in 14 separate incidents in the Big Apple on Saturday

The former cop was one of 15 people who were shot in 14 separate incidents in the Big Apple on Saturday

Police said that about six shell casings were spread all over the sidewalk

Police said that about six shell casings were spread all over the sidewalk

Police said the woman was rushed to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where she is expected to recover. She had left the NYPD in 2019 after seven years on the job,

‘She just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and took a slug in the stomach,’ a source told the New York Post.

The former cop was one of 15 people who were shot in 14 separate incidents in the Big Apple on Saturday, the New York Post reported. Only one person was shot on April 24, 2020 during the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic.

NYPD data shows that there were 210 shootings with 238 people injured from January 1 to April 24, 2020. Over the same period in 2021, there have been 372 shootings with 410 people who have been injured – marking a 77 percent increase.

Just before the woman was shot, a teen was killed by gunfire in the Bronx borough of New York City, the New York Daily News reported.

Jameik Bishop, 18, was shot in the face, chest and right shoulder outside of his home in the Wakefield neighborhood of the Bronx around 11pm on Saturday.

He was taken to  Jacobi Medical Center where he died of his injuries. 

Police believe Bishop has ties to a gang called the 20/30 Group which may have led to his death. He had been arrested 16 times previously for charges including assault, menacing and robbery, the outlet reported.

The NYPD praised one off-duty officer on Sunday who had come across another shooting victim in the Bronx.

Videos show police responding to another shooting in New York City this weekend in Harlem

Videos show police responding to another shooting in New York City this weekend in Harlem

Videos show police responding to another shooting in New York City this weekend in Harlem

Videos show police responding to another shooting in New York City this weekend in Harlem

Justin Sampath, an NYPD officer and U.S. Army veteran, found a shooting victim lying in the street on Webster Avenue. 

‘Without hesitation he sprang into action using his personal vehicle to shield the victim as he applied Quick Clot to his wound, saving his life,’ the NYPD tweeted.

The victims in other shootings across the city this weekend range in age between 18 and 33, police told WNBC.

‘Any shooting in our city is one too many, and we’re determined to bring an end to gun violence in our city,’ a spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio told the outlet on Sunday.

On Friday, a woman was found dead in her bathtub covered in blood in Manhattan after she was shot in the head, the New York Daily News reported.

On Friday, a woman was found dead in her bathtub covered in blood in Manhattan after she was shot in the head.

Ramona Rodriguez-Reynoso, 50, was pronounced dead inside her sixth-floor apartment around 10pm

On Friday, a woman was found dead in her bathtub covered in blood in Manhattan after she was shot in the head. Ramona Rodriguez-Reynoso, 50, was pronounced dead inside her sixth-floor apartment around 10pm

Police are searching for boyfriend of Manhattan woman, 50, found dead in her bathtub with gunshot wound to the head

Police are searching for boyfriend of Manhattan woman, 50, found dead in her bathtub with gunshot wound to the head

Justin Sampath, an NYPD officer and U.S. Army veteran, found a shooting victim lying in the street on Webster Avenue this weekend

Justin Sampath, an NYPD officer and U.S. Army veteran, found a shooting victim lying in the street on Webster Avenue this weekend

Ramona Rodriguez-Reynoso, 50, was pronounced dead inside her sixth-floor apartment around 10pm while cops are looking to question her longtime boyfriend, police told the outlet. 

Her bathtub was filled with blood and her head wound ‘was so severe that cops first thought she was attacked with a machete,’ the outlet reported, citing police sources.

Neighbors told the outlet that they heard screaming before cops showed up. 

Ines Benitez, 36, said: ‘I heard some screaming, not from her. It was a woman screaming really loud, that’s why I knew something was wrong.’

German Reynoso, 57, was identified by police as Rodriguez-Reynoso’s boyfriend and cops were distributing wanted posters with his picture on Saturday.  

On Tuesday, Mayor de Blasio announced a new Safe Summer NYC initiative, which he branded ‘a comprehensive plan to end gun violence and bring New York City back from the COVID-19 crisis.’

‘Safe Summer NYC will deter gun violence with real consequences for picking up a firearm and create disincentives to turning to a life of crime by providing real, positive alternatives for young people,’ a press release reads.

‘With a focus on the Community, Cops, and Courts & Justice System, the plan has three distinct components: increased investment in communities, strategic police presence in targeted areas, and greater coordination across the justice system.’

The plan includes a number of policing initiatives, including moving 200 police officers from administrative posts to enhance patrols in key areas and target gangs and crews ‘with a focus on the 100 blocks with the highest rates of gun violence.’

The NYPD will also strengthen its partnerships with federal agencies to rapidly trace firearms used in crimes in the city and launch a gun buyback advertising campaign. 

City Council Member Selvena N. Brooks-Powers said: ‘No one wants to see last summer repeat itself.’

‘This plan is a step in the right direction to prevent gun violence in our streets.’


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