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Five people shot near McDonald's in the Bronx as gun crime continues to spike in the Big Apple with shooting incidents up 140 percent on last year

Five people were shot near a McDonald's in the Bronx on Saturday night as gun crime continues to spike in the Big Apple

  • Cops received calls for the shooting around 9.05pm for one man who was shot in Claremont Park behind the McDonald's
  • The shooting did not happen at the McDonald's, a spokesperson for the NYPD told DailyMail.com 
  • One man who lives in the neighborhood told a DailyMail.com photographer that the McDonald's has a large parking lot where people often gather to drink
  • Crime scene photos show the area around the McDonalds littered with trash after what appeared to have been a weekend tailgate party 
  • NYPD data shows that for the week of May 5 to May 9, there have been nine murders in New York City – compare to two in 2020, marking a 350% increase
  • NYPD data shows that for the week of May 5 to May 9, there have been nine murders in New York City ¿ compare to two in 2020

A shooting victim is critically-ill after five people were shot near a McDonald's in the Bronx as gun crime continues to spike in New York City.

Cops received calls for the shooting around 9.05pm for one man who was shot in Claremont Park behind the McDonald's. The shooting did not happen at the McDonalds, a spokesperson for the NYPD told DailyMail.com.

John Miller, the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism, was overheard at the scene saying that one of the five victims died - though that victim was still listed as being in critical condition by a police spokesperson.

The other four victims walked into a BronxCare Health System hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

The New York Post reported that the circumstances of the shooting remain unclear because those four victims are not being cooperative with police. 

Cops said that no arrests have been made, but an independent journalist with ScooterCaster reported that police have two people in custody. 

Five people were shot near a McDonald's in the Bronx on Saturday night as gun crime continues to spike in the Big Apple

Five people were shot near a McDonald's in the Bronx on Saturday night as gun crime continues to spike in the Big Apple 

A police officer is seen looking for evidence in the parking lot of the McDonald's in the Bronx

A police officer is seen looking for evidence in the parking lot of the McDonald's in the Bronx

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Police scour scene after five are shot outside Bronx McDonald's
Police officers are seen looking for evidence after closing down a block of Clay Avenue behind the McDonald's following Saturday night's shooting

Police officers are seen looking for evidence after closing down a block of Clay Avenue behind the McDonald's following Saturday night's shooting 

Trash is seen lining a road behind the McDonald's in between the park where cops said the victims were shot

Trash is seen lining a road behind the McDonald's in between the park where cops said the victims were shot

More trash is seen littered near the crime scene. People who live in the neighborhood said people often gather in the McDonald's parking lot to drink

More trash is seen littered near the crime scene. People who live in the neighborhood said people often gather in the McDonald's parking lot to drink

A member of the NYPD is seen looking for evidence after closing down a block of Clay Avenue behind the McDonald's

A member of the NYPD is seen looking for evidence after closing down a block of Clay Avenue behind the McDonald's

The crime scene is pictured behind the McDonald's parking lot. It is said to have been a gathering spot for people to drink

The crime scene is pictured behind the McDonald's parking lot. It is said to have been a gathering spot for people to drink 

Two bottles of Corona beer are pictured among other trash seen at the crime scene

Two bottles of Corona beer are pictured among other trash seen at the crime scene

NYPD data shows that for the week of May 5 to May 9, there have been nine murders in New York City ¿ compare to two in 2020

NYPD data shows that for the week of May 5 to May 9, there have been nine murders in New York City – compare to two in 2020

John Miller, the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism, was overheard at the scene saying that one of the five victims died

John Miller, the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism, was overheard at the scene saying that one of the five victims died

The other four victims walked into BronxCare Health System with non-life threatening gunshot injuries.

The other four victims walked into BronxCare Health System with non-life threatening gunshot injuries.

Cops are checking hospitals for additional possible victims, according to Citizen App

Cops are checking hospitals for additional possible victims, according to Citizen App

Police have roped off an entire city block on Clay Avenue between the McDonalds and Claremont Park

Police have roped off an entire city block on Clay Avenue between the McDonalds and Claremont Park

Cops are checking hospitals for additional possible victims, according to Citizen App.

One man who lives in the neighborhood told a DailyMail.com photographer that the McDonald's has a large parking lot where people often gather to drink on weekends.

Crime scene photos show the area around the McDonald's littered with trash after what appeared to have been a weekend tailgate party. Police have roped off an entire city block on Clay Avenue between the McDonald's and Claremont Park.

NYPD data shows that for the week of May 5 to May 9, there have been nine murders in New York City – compare to two in 2020, marking a 350% increase year-over-year.

There have been a total of 146 murders in New York City in 2021 as of May 9 compared to 115 by the same date in 2020, a 27% increase.

The data shows that there have been a whopping 43 shooting victims last week compared to 16 that same week in 2020, marking a 168% increase.

Those 43 victims last week were shot in a total of 36 shooting incidents, indicating an uptick in mass shootings versus individual shootings. Last year, there were 16 shooting victims at 15 shooting incidents, the data shows.

There have been a total of 505 shooting victims in New York City as of May 9, nearly double the number of 275 by the same date in 2020.

The NYCFireWire, a Twitter account and platform that shares police scanner information, indicated that there have been a number of possible shootings across the five boroughs on Saturday night.

The platform tweeted that there was a reported incident of a man shot in front of a 7-Eleven in the Midtown Manhattan.

According to the platform, bullet casings were also found in the Edgemere neighborhood of Queens in the Rockaways.

Another possible shooting was reported by NYCFireWire at the Johnson Houses, a NYCHA housing project in Manhattan.

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Comment by Jeffrey L Donovan on May 17, 2021 at 5:07pm

I worked in the South Bronx as a security guard for two years. During that period, Three security guards from my unit were shot; one of them died. I was so glad to leave that place.

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