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Nearly 30 people have been shot across New York City this weekend — with nearly half a day left to go, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday.
As of around 2 p.m. Sunday, 29 victims had been struck by gunfire — one fatally — since Friday, with 11 wounded in just the hours after Saturday ended, sources said.
A veteran NYPD source blamed most of the shootings on gang warfare, saying, “These kids are having running gun battles and innocents are getting shot.”
“Nobody is interested in hearing how many shots are fired but if people knew how many shootings occurred where there are no victims — it’s by the grace of God,” the cop said.
And while the grim tally is nowhere near the record highs of the bloodstained 1990s, “the weekend’s not even over yet,” the source said early Sunday afternoon before adding: “There were just two more right now.”
The victims include an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot in the throat at Beach 30th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Friday.
In addition, a Manhattan federal prosecutor, Mollie Bracewell, was struck in the left eye with a stray bullet fragment while dining outside Muse restaurant in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood Friday night.
A man who was walking nearby, Benjamin Bustamante, was also shot in the foot by a stray bullet when an unidentified 17-year-old allegedly opened fire during what cops described as a gang dispute that spilled out of a nearby park.
There were also two killings Friday that didn’t involve guns, with one man fatally stabbed in northern Brooklyn another beaten to death in northeastern Bronx, sources said.
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