Gunman wanted for shooting dead 5 homeless men in New York and Washington

In New York, Mr. The shooting lasted for several weeks during Adams’ campaign Eliminate homeless people staying in the tunnel system. Lawyers for the homeless have warned that the initiative will push many to the streets as there is a chronic shortage of housing in New York for people who choose to live in the subway, most of whom refuse to stay in group shelters such as the city’s Barracks.

The shooting underscores the vulnerability of people sleeping in public places, who have been subjected to unprovoked attacks, and recalled a series of other attacks against homeless people in New York City. 2019 killed four homeless men Chinatown and The In February 2021, four homeless people were stabbed In and around the tunnel, two of them died.

The first three shootings took place in Washington, all in the Northeast. One was shot in the 1100 block of New York Avenue on March 3 and another in 1700 H Street on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police Department said. They were both not shot, and both took place at midnight.

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Wednesday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.

The gunman struck again in Manhattan just before dawn on Saturday. At around 4:30 a.m., police, in response to a call, went to the corner of King and Warrick Street near the Holland subway and found a 38-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the right forearm. The man was asleep at the time of the shooting, New York Police Vice President Hong Satner told a news conference Saturday.

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The victim asked, “What are you doing?” And the attacker fled, Chief Satner said. Police said the victim was in a stable condition at a nearby hospital.

At about 6 a.m., about 15 blocks away, the same person shot and killed a man sleeping in a sleeping bag outside 148 Lafayette Street in Soho, according to police, who based their decision on a review of the video footage.

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