3 murders in NYC over 24 hours disturbs peace amid coronavirus isolation
The city logged three murders over a 24-hour period — a stark turn-around from the relative peace Gotham has seen as residents isolate to stanch the spread of coronavirus.
By contrast, just eight murders were reported across the Big Apple for the four weeks between March 16 and April 5, according to public data.
The streak began Monday morning around 2 a.m. when police found a 48-year-old man fatally shot in his home on Pulaski Street and Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to police.
Two masked gunmen arrived at the door of his apartment and shot him in the torso, police said.
A second murder was reported around 10 a.m. that day — when 22-year-old Javon Sealy was found dead in a pool of blood in the bedroom of his Bronx apartment on Clinton Avenue and E. 179th Street, according to police sources.
His father discovered him face-down with his hands bound by electrical tape and a scarf wrapped around his neck, sources said.
It’s unknown how long he was dead before cops arrived.
By Tuesday just before 1 a.m. police responded to a man who was stabbed in the torso and leg on the corner of West 154th St. and Saint Nicholas Ave. in Harlem, police said.
He was rushed to NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem where he died.
Nearly two hours later — just outside of the 24-hour window — a man was knifed to death on a northbound J train as it pulled into the Lorimer Street station in Williamsburg around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
The suspect fled and the victim was found unconscious and unresponsive by police at the next stop at Flushing Avenue, police said.
He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he died, officials said.
For the year to date, murder is down 10 percent, while all other major crimes remained steady or showed a marked increase compared to last year.
Source : Craig McCarthy, Tina Moore, Anabel Sosa Link