NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A woman is dead, and a man wounded following a shooting overnight in the Flatiron District. It happened around 12:30 a.m. on the corner of East 26th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Police said the 19-year-old woman shot in the chest, and the 21-year-old man shot in his leg. Both victims rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead. The man listed in stable condition.
Police have not released a description of the suspect, who remains at large. Shootings are spiking across the city. Last week, there were 53, up from 12 at the same time the previous year. So far this year, there have been 448, up from 329 last year.