Three people were shot across Gotham on Thursday, according to preliminary numbers released by cops Friday, including a woman collecting cans.
A 46-year-old man was popped in the foot on Euclid Avenue near Etna Street in Cypress Hills just before 5 p.m., cops said. He was taken to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The shooting happened during an attempted robbery involving two suspects, one of whom fired the shot, according to police sources.
Earlier in the day, a 40-year-old man was shot, also in the foot, on Myrtle Avenue near Marcus Garvey Boulevard around 10:30 a.m. in Stuyvesant Heights, the sources said.
He was also taken to Brookdale for treatment.
Around 7 a.m., a woman was shot as she collected recyclables at 147th Street and Northern Boulevard in Flushing, cops said.
The woman, who was struck in the back of the head, suffered only a minor wound.
She said she spotted a man sitting in a sedan nearby, but no video is available indicating that he was the person who opened fire, according to police sources.
On Thursday’s date last year, four shooting incidents were reported with four victims, according to police.
However, compared to that time last year, citywide shootings have nearly doubled.
A total of 1,139 shootings with 1,399 victims were reported from the beginning of this year through Thursday.
During that period last year, only 595 shootings with 701 victims were reported.
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