Four Hurt in Yonkers Drive-By Shooting, One With Critical Injuries: Police

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Four people were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Yonkers Thursday afternoon, police said.

Law enforcement said that someone inside a car opened fire at the intersection of Oak and Elm streets around 4:15 p.m., with three men and a woman struck by bullets. The woman was shot in the liver, and was listed in stable but critical condition, said Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller.

The commissioner later said that all four victims were expected to survive. Police have not said if they believe the victims were targeted or if any were bystanders, but Mueller said at a press conference that it's just the latest indication that gun violence is out of control — both in New York and across the country. He pointed to instances where suspects are arrested then released, and continue committing crimes.

"There's just this explosion of gun violence ... it's almost unprecedented," Mueller said. "With the proliferation of illegal guns and people being released on their own recognizance, makes it really, really hard to have repeated shootings over and over again."

Mueller said in a statement that the incident was captured on video, and that several persons of interested were in custody. He said police believe the shooting was gang-related, and not a random act of violence.

A firearm was recovered, Mueller said, and at least 19 evidence markers covered the street.

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