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New York City endured its bloodiest week so far this year, as gun violence continues to soar ahead of what could be another violent summer.
NYPD data shows 50 people were shot in 46 separate incidents over a seven-day period ending Sunday evening — a more than 300 percent surge from the same week in 2020.
Last year, the city logged 11 shootings with 12 victims during the final full week of the month, April 20-26 — more than a month into the city’s COVID-19 lockdown, according to the data.
But the same week in 2019 saw nearly identical figures.
NYPD’s weekly Compstat data uses figures from the 2020 week of May 4-10, when 13 shootings and 14 victims were reported.
This weekend alone recorded nearly two dozen shootings to cap off the violent week, according to police.
The nearly year-long trend in gunplay began last spring as New Yorkers grappled with the first wave of COVID-19.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has repeatedly chalked up the troubling surge to a “perfect storm” of variables caused by the pandemic — including a court slowdown — despite evidence to the contrary.
The shootings, however, have shown no signs of slowing even as the city and state slowly reopen.
So far this year, 376 shootings have been reported with 416 victims, according to NYPD data.
The mayor announced his policing plan to curb the gun violence last week, but nearly all of the measures were implemented in 2020, including the “Summer All Out” initiative that failed to slow a months-long surge in shootings.
One Bronx cop slammed the mayor for touting gun arrests amid the shootings spike.
“The mayor talks about record gun arrests — the only record we will have this year is record shootings,” the cop told The Post.
Over the last two weeks, gun arrests were down compared to last year.
Additional reporting by Larry Celona
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