STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The NYPD is investigating two separate New Brighton shootings that occurred within almost an hour of each other — with the first resulting in the death of an 18-year-old man.
Authorities were first summoned to a shooting at 20 Westervelt Ave. just before 5 p.m. that involved a male who was shot in the chest, an NYPD spokesperson told the Staten Island Advance/SILive.com.
The unidentified victim was transported to Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), West Brighton, in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead.
At the scene, Westervelt Avenue was blocked off from Richmond Terrace to St. Mark’s Place. Police tape could be seen sectioning off the location of the shooting, What U Need Deli & Grill. Additional tape wrapped the sidewalk.
Information on potential suspects was not available as of early Sunday evening.
An hour later, around 6 p.m., the NYPD was called to another shooting a block away, at the 100 block of Jersey Street, where first responders treated a 30-year-old man who was shot in the leg and arm, police said.
He was transported to RUMC and is in stable condition, the spokesperson said.
Several police vehicles and EMS occupied the area, and an entranceway leading inside the apartment building at 151 Jersey St. was blocked by police tape.
The NYPD spokesperson said these incidents remain open for an ongoing investigation. There’s been no established connection between the two incidents.
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