Violence erupts in US over weekend of heat wave chaos with 8 dead and dozens shot

East Coast states saw a spike in gun violence as temperatures soared during an historic heatwave.

Eight people were killed and several others injured in New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Washington DC over the weekend.

Four people were shot dead in Philadelphia


Four people were shot dead in PhiladelphiaPhoto credit: ABC6
A man was shot dead on the subway on Sunday


A man was shot dead on the subway on SundayPhoto credit: Peter Gerber

Subway shooting in New York

Late Sunday morning, a 46-year-old man was on a northbound Q train when he was shot in the chest and killed.

The shooter fled the scene and was not found. The police speak of a completely random attack.

At 3 a.m. Sunday, a 32-year-old man was shot in the chest in Brooklyn, the New York Post reports. The man died and no suspect was arrested.

At around 1 a.m., a 17-year-old girl was shot in the face at a party in the Bronx. One person shot into the crowd and the bullet went through her right temple and came out through her left nostril, police officers said.

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Fortunately, she survived and is in stable condition.

An 18-year-old man was shot twice in the head and killed around 11 am in Brooklyn on Saturday night. He was taken to Coney Island Hospital but did not survive.

A gunman ambushed a 37-year-old man around 5 p.m. The robber stole jewelry and then shot him twice in the leg.

Three more shootings erupted in the Bronx on Saturday night.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the right leg at around 10 a.m., while a 31-year-old man was shot in the left arm at around 11:20 a.m. by an unknown gunman.

A 32-year-old man was shot in the left leg just before 11 a.m. He was expected to survive, but he was uncooperative, police officers said.

A man has shot himself in the Harlem subway system but is in stable condition, police officers said.

The man was found with a gunshot wound on subway Nos. 2 and 3 around 3 a.m., police officers said.

Police found a gun and determined the man had shot himself.

The NYPD said there were more casualties on the same dates in 2021.

According to police, there were 11 victims of shootings in the same two-day period last year, compared to 10 this weekend.

Last Saturday, police officers were filmed handcuffing Payton Gendron, who was wearing a full tactical body armor, after a gunman reportedly opened fire on the grocery store.

He is accused of shooting a total of thirteen people, killing ten and injuring three others.

Eerie County Sheriff John Garcia explained that Gendron allegedly drove up to five hours to get to that particular area of ​​New York, which is a predominantly black community.

Just last weekend there was a horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New York


Just last weekend there was a horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New YorkPhoto credit: Reuters

Violent night in Philadelphia

Police were called to the scene of a murder in North Philly around 5.45am Sunday and found a man who had been shot twice in the chest.

He pronounced him dead on the spot.

Neighbors said the victim had a “beautiful heart” and was loved by everyone in the neighborhood, reports ABC6.

Around 4am, police responded to the scene in which a man shot and killed a 38-year-old who was trying to rob him. The alleged robber pointed a gun at him after exiting a corner shop. The robber died in Temple Hospital.

Police found a man lying on the street with gunshot wounds around 2 a.m.

Just before 11pm, a 33-year-old man died after being shot at least 10 times in the chest.

Three teenagers were shot dead at Penns Landing on Saturday night.

Police say the shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. and all the victims are 14 years old, two girls and one boy.

A curfew has been imposed on Jersey

Chaos erupted in a beach town on the Jersey Shore Saturday night after hundreds turned out for a TikTok party that spiraled out of control.

A curfew was imposed in Long Branch, New Jersey after fighting broke out and police were forced to disperse the crowd.

The footage shows wild scenes at the beach pop-up party on a sweltering day that broke heat records in the US.

Miscellaneous videos Recorded at the scene and shared on Twitter, it shows herds of people fleeing while sirens sound in the background. A few fights broke out among the noisy crowd.

Some residents even reported Receiving police presence alerts in the Pier Village area.

Officials had to disperse crowds at an impromptu party


Officials had to disperse crowds at an impromptu partyPhoto credit: Tiktok

Officer killed in DC

A Metro Special Police Department officer was shot dead while on duty and in uniform Sunday, WJLA said.

Officers advanced at approximately 12:23 a.m. and found Special Constable Shawn Minor, 33, of Forestville, Maryland, dead upon arrival.

It wasn’t immediately clear if there was a suspect in this case.

The MPD is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous tips can be sent to the TEXT TIP LINE of the department via SMS to 50411.

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High temperatures increase stress

Year after year, the violence increases as the weather gets warmer.

Although there could be several reasons for the violent spikes that accompany summer, some studies have shown that hotter days just put people in a lower mood.

Another suggestion is that hot weather increases testosterone levels in our bodies, making us more likely to be restless.

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