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Shootings across the city surged 200 percent during the past week — more than doubling the increase from the same time period last year, according to NYPD data released Monday.
The week that ended Sunday saw 49 people killed or wounded in 42 incidents, three times the number of shootings from the same week in 2020, the official statistics show.
But the spike is all the more alarming because it represents the acceleration of a trend that began a year ago when shootings rose 90 percent — from 10 to 19 — compared to the same week in 2019.
The latest wave of bloodshed included 24 people shot in 20 incidents from Friday to Sunday.
Two of those victims died, including a man shot in broad daylight while sitting in a car in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
By comparison, there were nine people shot in seven incidents on the same dates last year, according to the NYPD.
The past week’s tally of victims — which includes two innocent bystanders wounded outside the famed Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn — was also just one shy of the 50 gunned down two weeks ago.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has repeatedly claimed that increased gun arrests by the NYPD would drive down shootings, saying last week that “these strategies have worked for years and years.”
But NYPD figures show the anti-gun crackdown that began in September — when cops arrested 160 pistol-packing suspects in just one week — has had virtually no effect on the city’s surging gun violence.
Even during last year’s modern-record week of gun busts, shootings were up 168 percent, according to NYPD data.
“Everyone is carrying. Just look what happened at Peter Luger’s,” an NYPD supervisor in Manhattan said.
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