Boy, 10, Is Killed in Queens Shooting

A 10-year-old boy was killed and a man was injured in a shooting on Saturday evening at a house in Queens, the New York Police Department said.

The shooting was reported after 9:30 p.m. at a house on Beach 45th Street in the Edgemere neighborhood of the Rockaways, a police spokesman said. The boy was taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from a gunshot to the stomach.

The man, 29, was shot in the shoulder. Further details about the incident were not immediately available.

The police said another child, a 12-year-old girl, and a man were shot earlier Saturday in an unrelated incident in the Bronx. The girl, who was visiting from New Jersey, was hit in the ankle and the man, 25, was shot in the chest shortly before 6 p.m. outside a building near East 171st Street and Wythe Place.

Both were treated at BronxCare Health System, the police spokesman said. Information about their conditions was not immediately available.

The shootings came amid a spike in gun violence in New York and other major cities. Through the end of May, the city has had 173 homicides in 2021, an 18 percent increase over the first five months of 2020, according to police statistics.

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