Mass shooting in Harlem leaves 1 dead and several injured, NYPD say

NEW YORK — An early morning shooting Monday at a rally in Harlem left one dead and eight others injured, New York police said.

Officers responded around 12:40 p.m. to reports of a shooting on a trail along FDR Parkway and found five people shot dead, police said, citing preliminary information. They were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Four other people who were shot also arrived at the hospital for treatment, police said. A 21-year-old man was pronounced dead in a hospital, police said, and among the injured were six other men and two women.

“This Father’s Day weekend is a weekend where people were supposed to be able to have fun as a family,” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. said at a press conference.

The investigation was continuing on Monday and police did not immediately have details of the gathering or what may have led to the shooting.

Information about possible suspects was not immediately released, but police said on Twitter a firearm was recovered from the scene. Advice has been sought from the public as part of the investigation.

“The emboldened people responsible for this are exactly the ones our officers fight against every day to make our city safe,” Sewell said.

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The number of people injured or killed does not include the suspect or perpetrator. These graphs show the number of victims in all mass shootings for the past five years.

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