Not less than 25 people have been riddled with bullets in a violent attack on Sunday in New York City.
Only Staten Island was safe from the wide-ranging spray of gunfire and sickening weekend bloodshed. At least 12 people were blasted in Brooklyn, eight in the Bronx and another four in Queens. The sole person shot in Manhattan took several slugs to the chest and perished in broad daylight.
Sunday’s first fatality was Ivan Martinez, 21, who was approached around 3:25 a.m. by a 20-year-old gunman and a woman at E. 139th St. near Brook Ave. in the Bronx, police said.
The gunman shot Martinez once in the head and ran off with the woman.
Paramedics transport one of three men shot near at the intersection of Bedford and Flatbush avenues in Brooklyn.
In the second fatal attack, a man in his 40s was gunned down during an argument in East Harlem around 1:20 p.m. The victim, who has not been identified by police, was blasted multiple times in the torso on E. 105th St. near First Ave. Less than four hours later, Damien Powell, 25, was killed after he was shot in the chest outside the Albany Houses in Crown Heights, sources and witnesses said. The victim’s mother collapsed at the scene, where shell casings littered the street, witnesses said.
In other shootings Sunday:
– A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in the Ravenswood Houses in Queens at 12:10 a.m.
– A 21-year-old man was shot three times on East New York Ave., Brooklyn, at 2:36 a.m.
– A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg at Bedford Park Blvd. and Webster Ave. in the Bronx at 3:30 a.m.
– A 35-year-old man brought himself to Jamaica Hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg at 4:12 a.m.
– A 15-year-old was shot in his leg and back on Osborn St. in, Brownsville, Brooklyn, at 11:40 a.m.
– A gunman opened fire at Bedford Ave. near Lenox Road in Prospect Lefferts-Gardens around 3:25 p.m.
Tayloni Mazyck, 11, was paralyzed by a stray bullet Friday night outside her Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment building.
Three men were wounded in the wild Brooklyn shooting that left terrified bystanders ducking for cover.
“I heard maybe 20 shots,” said Guy Pierre Louis, 50, who lives on Lenox Road. “I thought it was like the Fourth of July.”
Cops are now hunting for the alleged gunman, Kevon Brown, 30, who also shot at a pair of officers during the melee, police said. He’s described as 5-foot-10, 185 pounds.
Detectives question witnesses as they try to gather clues and answers on the mass bloodshed.
Sunday’s carnage followed the shooting of 14 people — three of whom died — in a terrifying 26 hours that began Friday night. A total of six people were killed during the grim weekend.
The two days of bloodshed represented 5% of this year’s roughly 440 shootings. Despite the violence, that figure represents a 23% drop compared with the 574 victims shot through this time last year.
Friday night’s incidents were bookended by tragedy and a miracle.
Tayloni (Tutu) Mazyck, 11, was shot outside her Bedford-Stuyvesant home when a cold-hearted teen opened fire at rival gang members. The slug traveled through her neck and lodged in her spine.
Police commissioner Ray Kelly will have his hands full trying to piece together the rash of shootings.
She will never walk again.
“She can’t feel her legs. She has pain in her arms,” said her heartbroken mother Priscilla Mazyck, 46.
On Saturday night, a heroic 15-year-old girl in the Bronx dodged death and was shot in the leg as she pushed a toddler in a baby carriage to safety.
Cops are now hunting for one alleged gunman, Kevon Brown, 30, who shot at a pair of officers during the a Brooklyn melee.
“Everybody started running, so I went to grab the carriage,” Sarah Rivera told the Daily News from Lincoln Hospital on Sunday. “As I pushed it, the bullet hit me.”
Other shooting victims on Saturday were less fortunate.
Terrance Davis, 24, of the Bronx was killed after he was shot multiple times Friday night on W. Burnside Ave., and Antonio Wilson, 23, was fatally blasted in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Meanwhile, 39-year-old Damion Riley was shot twice and died on E. 48th St. in East Flatbush.
Source: NY Daily