Multiple Stabbings and Shootings Over the Weekend in NYC as Crime Continues to Plague the City

( – A series of separate violent incidents left multiple people injured this weekend in New York City. One of the altercations may have been racially motivated.

According to the police, the attacker (accompanied by friends) apparently made a comment about “white people” to the 24-year-old victim while on the N subway train. The victim, whose identity was not released and who was also accompanied by friends, was stabbed in the hip after a fight broke out when his friends questioned what the attacker meant by the comment. Three men (ages 17, 18, and 24) were arrested once the train reached Pacific Street Station.

Around 2 PM on Saturday, outside of a church in the Bronx, a 23-year-old was stabbed in the face following an argument with an acquaintance. He was taken to a nearby hospital with a cut on his head and a hole in his cheek, which left a large splatter of blood on the sidewalk.

At approximately 8 PM, in Astoria, Queens, a 58-year-old man was stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife in the middle of a verbal dispute. He’s in stable condition and there were no arrests. The same night, in Harlem, a 33-year-old man was found with a stab wound to his back; the man survived and is recovering while police are looking for four suspects. Also in Harlem, around 6 PM, a man was shot in the leg at the Frederick Douglas Houses.

On Sunday around 1 PM, at the R train station on Fourth Avenue and 53rd Street, Brooklyn, a man was stabbed in his stomach. He was taken to the hospital and his condition is unknown. About an hour later, on Pulaski Street, a man was shot in the stomach in an apartment. He was also taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. Around the same time, a 26-year-old man in Manhattan was shot in his shoulder.

2023 has gotten off to a bloody start in New York City so far.  On the very first day of the new year, a 63-year-old man was killed and a 38-year-old woman was injured over a parking spot dispute. On top of the economic decline and the migrant crisis putting a strain on the city’s resources, crime has been on the rise and many residents don’t feel as safe as they once did.

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