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Six people were hurt in separate shootings across Gotham Monday — an “astounding” number despite the massive winter storm pounding the city, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday. 

“What are we talking about the past 24 hours, a blizzard in New York City?” the top cop said in a PIX 11 interview. “Would you be surprised if I told you [that] New York City yesterday during a blizzard, we had six separate shooting incidents where people were hit? It’s astounding.”

The most recent shooting victim was a 26-year-old Bronx woman, grazed in the arm as she sat inside her own apartment, on Washington Avenue near East 180th Street in Belmont, just before 10:30 p.m. 

Her 16-year-old neighbor — who claimed he was playing with a gun, according to police sources — was taken into custody, cops said. 

Shooting victims also included a 41-year-old man blasted in the right leg around 9 p.m. as he stood on Osborn Street near Pitkin Avenue in Brownsville, and a 32-year-old man was struck in the back during a squabble in the lobby of a building on Beach Channel Drive near Beach 54th Street in Far Rockaway around 7:30 p.m., police said. 

Both were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The violence follows a year of skyrocketing shootings and homicides across the city in 2020.

The snowstorm dumped more than 17 inches in Central Park by Tuesday morning, and was expected to dust the city with up to two inches more before it dies down by nighttime, forecasters said. 


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