A man was shot in the head and killed in Queens early Sunday while sitting in his car with a woman seated next to him — as gun violence continued to plague the city, police said.
A woman called police around 12:50 a.m. and said her husband was shot near 23-33 College Point Blvd, police sources said.
Police who arrived at the scene in College Point found a 25-year-old man in the passenger seat of a Nissan Rogue with a bullet wound to the head and chest and a woman seated next to him, cops said.
EMS pronounced the male dead on scene. Two men ran from the scene on foot.
A few hours later in Brooklyn, a man was blasted in the chest in the rear of 478 E. 96th Street, cops said.
The 40-year-old was in a large group when he was shot around 5 a.m. He was taken to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in critical condition.
About an hour later, a man was shot in the hand about while he struggled with a gunman wearing a black mask at Blake Avenue and Amboy Street in the same borough, cops said. He was also taken to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center.
The Labor Day Weekend violence continued the Summer spike in shootings. There were 242 shootings recorded in August, up from 91 last year, policed figures show.