NYC shootings rage as East New York, Queens endure bloody Sunday

A shooting scene at 652 Bradford Street in Brooklyn where two people were shot at a backyard party.

The Big Apple’s alarming surge in gun crime continued early Sunday, with seven more shootings and 10 victims — including two people hit during a party in East New York — capping a week that averaged a murder a day, according to police sources.

After the city on Saturday reached the grim milestone of having already seen more shootings than the whole of 2019, the gunfire continued across the city into early Sunday.

It capped a week with 32 shootings — that left 36 separate victims — far more than the 19 attacks for the same week last year, police sources told The Post.

By midnight Saturday, the week had already seen seven murders — averaging one fatality a day for the week, and up from five the previous year, the sources said.

They included a man who was shot dead while holding open the door of a McDonald’s in Queens early Saturday, according to police.

The unidentified 35-year-old died after being blasted twice — once in the chest and once in the back — at the fast-food giant’s chain on Dix Avenue in Far Rockaway at 6:30 a.m., the NYPD said.

“He was holding a door open at the location when an unknown person came up and shot him for an unknown reason,” an NYPD spokesman said.

The gunfire continued early Sunday, with a double shooting at an apparent house party in East New York — where neighbors said another shooting had occurred earlier in the summer.

A 40-year-old man was shot in the stomach and leg while a 42-year-old woman was hit in the right calf in the attack at 4:30 a.m., the NYPD said.

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    “They were standing there when an unknown male approached and started shooting,” an NYPD spokesman said. Both were taken to Brookdale Hospital where their condition was not released.

    The shooting appeared to happen during a house party, with a refrigerator in the alleyway between two houses surrounded by empty bottles and spilled beer.

    A neighbor complained that the party — a gathering around a refrigerator in an alleyway between two houses — started at 8 p.m. and “went on and on,” only finishing when the shots rang out in the early hours.

    “The police need to shut these parties down,” the female neighbor said — claiming the same house had seen a shooting earlier in the summer.

    The spike in shootings has put increased pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has offered only a vague plan to combat the problem that largely amounts to gun-buyback programs and an increase in foot patrols in areas with high shootings.

    *story by New York Post