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4 Hurt in Queens Drive-By Shooting in Another Day of Gun Violence Across NYC

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Four men were shot and hospitalized after police said multiple gunmen may have opened fire from a car in Queens.

The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Monday on 145th Drive in Brookville, police said. The men were shot by what police said were possibly multiple gunmen from a vehicle, but it was not immediately clear if that was in fact the case.

The men were rushed to nearby hospitals, and all are expected to recover. Police said that there was nothing to indicate they were unintended targets as of yet.

The shooting came just over two and a half hours after a woman was shot in the leg over in the Bronx Monday. The 66-year-old woman was an unintended target in that instance, police said, which took place after two men got into a fight on Randall Avenue in the Soundview section.

The woman was rushed to Jacobi Hospital, where police said she was in stable condition.

Two teen boys were gunned down Sunday in what turned out to be a bloody day of gun violence across New York City. Gaby Acevedo reports.

Another teenager was also shot and injured in the Bronx on late Monday, not too far from where two teens were killed on Sunday, but he's expected to survive. The shooting occurred just before midnight on Creston Avenue in the Concourse section of the Bronx. Police say the 17-year-old was shot in the stomach, though he wasn't cooperative with the investigation.

No arrests have been in any shootings and investigations are ongoing.

NBC New York spoke with the family of a 16-year-old boy who was shot point-blank while riding a livery cab at 178th and Valentine Avenue on Sunday. They say they don't why this is happening, and they just want justice.

According to NYPD statistics, police have responded to 803 shooting incidents so far this year involving 931 victims. In the same time frame last year, there were 623 incidents involving 762 victims.

Facing rising fears of summer violence, President Joe Biden on Monday met at the White House with urban leaders — including Eric Adams, the heavy favorite to be the next mayor of New York City — about increased shootings, as Democrats warily watch a surge across the nation.

Mayor Bill de Blasio didn't appear to have been invited, but he addressed the issue on Monday when asked by a reporter.

"We need as much federal help as possible outside the boundaries in New York City to stop the flow of guns into New York City," the Democratic mayor said. "I think within the boundaries of the city, we're doing pretty well in terms of the increase in gun arrests, obviously. And the crucial thing we need is to stop the flow of guns coming in."

Republican candiate for mayor Curtis Sliwa questioned why Adams was invited and the mayor wasn't. He also took issue with the fact that he wasn't asked to attend the meeting either.

"I'm hoping the process was not a political one because this is clearly a tremendous advantage for Eric Adams," Sliwa said.

Every Saturday night for the rest of the year, New York City is hosting "Saturday Night Lights," a weekend night of activities for the city's kids designed to keep them safe and engaged. Adam Harding reports.
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