The 4th of July weekend bloodshed in New York City continued Sunday night as at least six men were shot, two fatally, in a span of less than three hours, police said.
Three of the four men wounded by gunshots were in grave condition, cops said Sunday night.
The first murder, which police were notified of at 5:47 p.m., claimed the life of a 21-year-old man in Brownsville, Brooklyn, cops said.
The victim was found with a gunshot wound outside a building on Christopher Avenue near Pitkin Avenue. He was taken to a Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center and pronounced dead, police said.
Three minutes later, police received another call of a person shot in the Claremont section of The Bronx.
There, a 29-year-old man was later discovered by emergency responders with a gunshot wound to the chest.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead.
At about 6:45 p.m. in Harlem, a 20-year-old man was shot outside a building on Madison Avenue near East 111th street, cops said. He was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
About an hour and a half hour later, three men were shot outside 306 East 171st Street in The Bronx — two blocks away from the earlier fatal shooting.
The four shootings extended a violent weekend in The Big Apple, where 39 people were shot, three fatally, between midnight Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday, sources said.