Shootings are surging this week in New York City, with 27 incidents and 36 victims reported since Monday – the day the NYPD disbanded its plainclothes anti-crime unit, The Post learned Friday.
By comparison, the same week last year there were only 12 shootings for the whole week.
“This is what the politicians wanted – no bail, nobody in Rikers, cops not arresting anyone,” one angry law enforcement source said Friday.
“All those things equal people walking around on the street with guns, shooting each other.”
The shooting spree included at least four murders, sources told The Post.
One murder happened Monday at 10 p.m. on Franklin Avenue in The Bronx, where a 34-year-old man was fatally shot in the back and hip; a second shooting victim at that scene was hospitalized.
There was another slaying early Wednesday outside a Brooklyn party, where a Queens man, Jomo Glasgow, 35, was fatally shot in the torso in front of a party house on East 49th Street near Snyder Avenue.
The dying victim had managed to drag himself around the block before collapsing, police said. A second victim, a man in his 30s, was shot in the buttocks outside the same party.
Members of the NYPD’s anti-crime unit were reassigned to uniformed patrol duties on Monday – part of what Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called a “seismic” shift affecting some 600 cops.
The unit’s disbanding comes almost six years after one of its plainclothes cops killed Eric Garner with a chokehold, sparking the “I breathe” rallying cry for police brutality protesters.
The week’s shootings include an incident from 3 p.m. Wednesday in Jamaica, Queens. A 29-year-old man there suffered a graze wound to the chest and a gunshot to the right shoulder.
On Thursday night alone, there were at least five shootings just in Brooklyn.
At 7:30 p.m. On Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York, a 30-year-old man was shot in the chin.
At 9:24 p.m. On East 93rd Street in Brownsville, a 36-year-old man was shot.
At 10:23 p.m. On Albany Avenue in Crown Heights, a 20-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg.
At 10:30 p.m. At Bushwick Avenue and Cornelia Street in Bushwick, a 27-year-old man was shot in the arm.
Just before midnight, at Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg.
The shootings continued into the morning on Friday.
At 1:30 a.m., a 26-year-old man showed up at Jamaica Hospital in Queens with a gunshot wound to the right foot.
At 2:40 p.m. Friday on the Upper West Side, a 20-year-old man was shot in the left heel at the Wise Towers housing project on West 90th Street.
There have been 97 shootings this month so far, compared to 89 for the whole month of June last year.
Additional reporting by Craig McCarthy and Laura Italiano