Seven people were shot in separate incidents across the city on Sunday — including a man who was killed by his own father in Staten Island — according to preliminary numbers released by the NYPD.
Most recently, a 35-year-old man was blasted in the buttocks during a dispute on East 108th Street near Madison Avenue in East Harlem around 6:30 p.m., cops said.
He was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem in stable condition.
Around 3 p.m., a 19-year-old man was struck in the torso on Herzl Street near Lott Avenue in Brownsville, cops said.
He was taken to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.
Just over two hours earlier, 68-year-old Joseph Smith fatally shot his 34-year-old son, also named Joseph Smith, in their Beverly Road home in the Concord neighborhood of Staten Island, according to cops.
The father, who has since been arrested, claimed he was holding a shotgun as he argued with his son. He said he assumed the safety was on the weapon — but it was not.
The younger Smith, who was shot in the stomach, was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North, where he was pronounced dead.
His father was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, cops said.
On Sunday’s date in 2019, which was a Friday, four people were shot in eight separate incidents.
Three people were shot in two incidents on Saturday, compared to the same number in three incidents last year, police said.
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