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Three men were shot dead and at least two wounded across the city Monday and early Tuesday — as Mayor de Blasio has warned of a bloody summer ahead.
A 28-year-old man was killed in Bedford-Stuyvesant after he was struck in the neck on Lewis Avenue near Myrtle Avenue around 4:10 a.m. Tuesday morning, authorities said.
No arrests have been made, and the circumstances were not immediately clear.
The man’s death came after retired NYPD transit cop Thomas Marrinan, 57, was also killed when he was accidentally shot by a pal during a scuffle with another man.
Meanwhile, the target, identified by sources as 33-year-old Michael Soto, was shot in the arm. The dispute broke out because Soto was allegedly harassing Velasquez’s 86-year-old father, and the friends stepped in to confront him.
Soto was taken into custody with charges still pending Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Earlier Monday, a 47-year-old man identified as Darius Guillebeaux was fatally blasted in the head and chest in broad daylight at 148th Street and Rockaway Boulevard in the Springfield Gardens section of Queens, cops said.
He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities believe a dispute preceded the 1 p.m. shooting.
No arrests have been made.
Meanwhile, a non-fatal shooting came minutes before 10 p.m. Monday, when a 30-year-old man was struck in the leg on Prospect Avenue near Fairmount Place in the Crotona section of the Bronx, cops said.
He was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition, police said.
No one has been arrested.
On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio decried the senseless slaying but warned that the city is “going to be dealing with a major challenge” for the remainder of the year.
Shootings have surged across New York City by more than 68 percent so far in 2021, according to new NYPD crime statistics — with the typically bloody summer months still to come.
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