Six Killed in New York City Over the Weekend
The victims were near home or on their way back. In one case, a man was walking with his stepsister to the subway station; in another, a man was with friends outside his apartment.
From Friday night to Sunday morning, six people were killed in New York City — in the Bronx and Brooklyn and on Staten Island. Five died from gunshot wounds; the sixth died after being stabbed by his son, who was trying to put an end to his father’s abuse, the police said.
The spate of killings comes just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William J. Bratton promoted the success of the Summer All Out program, which moved about 300 officers from desk duty to patrol the streets of some of the city’s most troubled areas.
So far this year, there have been 174 killings compared with 165 last year, though there have been fewer over the last month — 21 — compared with 39 in the same period in 2014.
Mr. de Blasio made the speech at a high school in the 47th Precinct in the Bronx, where one of the killings took place on Saturday. The 47th Precinct was the testing ground for new policing tactics last summer, after the number of shootings that June doubled from the previous year.
In that same precinct, Odane Bentley, 24, died of a gunshot wound outside his home in the Bronx on Friday around 11 p.m., a spokeswoman for the police said.