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New York City police are searching for a gunman who shot a man on a subway platform in Grand Central Terminal early Saturday as citywide shootings continue to rise.
The shooting unfolded around 10:30 a.m. when a 40-year-old man was walking on the southbound platform of the 4, 5, and 6 train lines, police said.
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The suspect approached the man and shot him in the left arm before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken in stable condition to a nearby hospital, police said. No arrests have been made.
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Police said the suspect was described as a man in his 20s, wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and red bandana, WPIX-TV reported.
The shooting is one of the latest incidents in a surge of gun violence sweeping New York City this year. Shooting incidents in the city have increased by 78.8% so far this year compared to the same time period in 2019, according to NYPD data.
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The violence continued overnight Friday with 12 shootings resulting in at least three deaths, FOX5 New York reported. The three victims who died included a 30-year-old man found in Harlem, another 30-year-old man found in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, and a 28-year-old man in Jamaica, Queens. No arrests were made in any of the three fatal shootings.
In another incident, a gunman opened fire into a crowd at a seafood boil party in Harlem, hitting two women and a man, WNBC reported. All three were expected to survive. No arrests were made.
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At least 40 people were shot between Friday and Saturday, the station reported, citing preliminary police data.
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So far this year, NYPD data shows 1,017 citywide shooting victims, up 84.6% from the 551 victims during that period last year.