Second teen in Brooklyn shooting dies, pushing number of NYC homicides in 24 hours to 8

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A second teen has died from a triple shooting in Brooklyn, police said on Monday — pushing the number of homicide victims citywide in 24 hours to eight.

Anthony Villa, 18, of Cypress Hills, died Monday afternoon after he and two other teens were shot outside George Walker Jr. Park just before 6:40 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Villa was rushed to Kings County Hospital and kept on life support until Monday.

A 16-year-old boy shot in the head died at the scene. He was identified Monday by police as Kleimer Mendez.

Brooklyn shooting victim Kleimer Mendez.
Brooklyn shooting victim Kleimer Mendez.

Both teens lived near the park.

The surviving victim, a 17 year-old boy, is in stable condition, officials said.

The bloodshed capped another week of soaring violence.

The mother (left) of Brooklyn shooting victim, Kleimer Mendez, visits a memorial at the site of his killing on Monday, July 27.
The mother (left) of Brooklyn shooting victim, Kleimer Mendez, visits a memorial at the site of his killing on Monday, July 27. (Catarina Lamelas Moura / New York Daily News)

There were 15 murders for the week — most by gunfire — with a total of 53 people shot, compared to 19 people shot and five murders during the same time frame last year.

The city murder rate is up 29% this year, with 227 murders so far in 2020 compared to 176 by this time last year.

The number of people shot has gone up even more dramatically: 907 people have been struck by bullets this year compared to 500 last year.

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