Man, woman shot to death outside Brooklyn home amid spike in violence

Brooklyn double shooting
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police were investigating a shooting in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon that left a man and woman dead amid a spike in violence across the city.

The 23-year-old man and 39-year-old woman were found shot in front of a home on Van Siclen Avenue, near Livonia Avenue, in East New York around 12:30 p.m., police said.

The man had been shot in the face and the woman had been shot in the back, according to police.

Both of them were pronounced dead at the scene.

Distraught family members and neighbors were seen gathered outside the home as police investigated on a rainy afternoon.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, police said.

The deadly shooting comes amid a rash of violence in the city, with dozens of shootings in recent weeks. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said this week that the city's criminal justice system was "imploding."

According to the New York Post, 17 people were also hurt in at least a dozen shootings over the course of 14 hours between Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

At last check, police said there have been 448 shootings with 531 victims—including both injuries and deaths—so far this year.

Just hours before Saturday’s deadly Brooklyn shooting, police said they’d arrested a 16-year-old man in an unrelated East Harlem shooting this week that left a 7-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man wounded. The suspect faces charges of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police also announced Saturday that they'd arrested 27-year-old Ruddy Osias, of Queens, in the shooting death of 19-year-old Erica Lopez, of Connecticut, in Manhattan early Friday morning. 

Lopez was shot and killed at the corner of East 26 Street and Fifth Avenue, near Madison Square Park, shortly after 12 a.m. A 21-year-old man was wounded in the shooting.

Osias was charged with second degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm.

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