Shootings Monday In NYC Leave 3 Dead In Separate Incidents

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Three people were shot and killed in separate incidents in New York City on Monday afternoon.

In the Bronx, a woman was killed in the crossfire of a mid-afternoon shooting by a bullet police believe was meant for someone else. Later, a man was shot and killed by a bullet to the back. In Queens, a man died of a gunshot wound to the chest outside a lounge.

All three shootings occurred within about seven hours of one another.

Including a pair of shootings Saturday into Sunday, at least five people were shot and killed within about 48 hours in New York City.

The violence comes after funerals were held for two young NYPD officers who were killed in Harlem in January after being ambushed while responding to a domestic violence call.

Despite the violence of the last few days, NBC New York notes that data shows the city is as safe as it's ever been. Just seven years ago, the murder rate in NYC was 50 percent higher. In the 1990s it was a full six times higher than it is today.

Mayor Eric Adams introduced his 'Blueprint to End Gun Violence' on January 24. Since that date, more than two dozen people have been shot.

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