Mayhem in the City: 25 People Shot in 48 Hours

Barry Paddock et al., NY Daily News, June 2, 2013

Violence surged like the mercury Sunday, with three more fatalities from gun violence—and eight others wounded in shootings—bringing the total number of bullet-riddled in the city to 25 in less than 48 hours.

{snip} At least 12 people were blasted in Brooklyn, eight in the Bronx and another four in Queens. The sole person shot in Manhattan took several slugs to the chest and perished in broad daylight.

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Three men were wounded in the wild Brooklyn shooting that left terrified bystanders ducking for cover.

“I heard maybe 20 shots,” said Guy Pierre Louis, 50, who lives on Lenox Road. “I thought it was like the Fourth of July.”

Cops are now hunting for the alleged gunman, Kevon Brown, 30, who also shot at a pair of officers during the melee, police said. He’s described as 5-foot-10, 185 pounds.

Sunday’s carnage followed the shooting of 14 people — three of whom died — in a terrifying 26 hours that began Friday night. A total of six people were killed during the grim weekend.

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Friday night’s incidents were bookended by tragedy and a miracle.

Tayloni (Tutu) Mazyck, 11, was shot outside her Bedford-Stuyvesant home when a cold-hearted teen opened fire at rival gang members. The slug traveled through her neck and lodged in her spine.

She will never walk again.

“She can’t feel her legs. She has pain in her arms,” said her heartbroken mother Priscilla Mazyck, 46.

On Saturday night, a heroic 15-year-old girl in the Bronx dodged death and was shot in the leg as she pushed a toddler in a baby carriage to safety.

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