Only one person was confirmed shot overnight in the Bronx after a weekend and a summer of violence in which gunfire wreaked havoc citywide — even as non-violence groups and cops worked diligently to stop it.
The one person shot occurred at 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 8 where an unidentified man received a graze wound to the leg in front of 702 Eagle Ave. in Melrose, Bronx. Officers from the 40th Precinct say the victim was in a dispute at the location with unspecified people when he was shot. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital for treatment.
No other people were shot overnight, though police report numerous gun arrests as officers pressed gang members and increased patrols in high shooting areas of the city.
Police swarmed areas of Flatbush, Crown Heights and Brownsville, in some cases police officers were on almost every corner during the J’Ouvert and West Indian Day unofficial celebrations.