A murdered man on the sidewalk and several injured left a violent early morning at the beginning of the weekend in New York

A man was stabbed to death this morning in New York, in a violent day that also left several shots.

Near the 1:30 am today, a man was stabbed to death in Crown Heights after an apparent dispute. Police officers responded to a report of an ongoing assault on Franklin Avenue near Lincoln Place and when they arrived on the scene they found Kerwin Cox, 35, lying on the sidewalk.

Cox, who lived at Gowanus Houses in South Brooklyn, had a chest injury and was pronounced dead after being rushed to Interfaith Hospital, reported New York Post.

Approximately 45 minutes earlier, a 26-year-old was shot at 760 Eldert Lane in Brooklyn after a fight with another man, police said. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Later in Harlem a 48-year-old man was shot in the left leg and a 50-year-old woman was also injured in her right extremity at 1:24 a.m., in front of 2569 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.

An unidentified man opened fire on the two, the police said. The suspect, described as 6-foot-2 and wearing a beige sweater, fled. The victims were taken to nearby hospitals.

No arrests have been made or suspects identified in any of these cases. Anyone with information should call to 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.

In NYC gun violence has been a big challenge for ex-cop mayor Eric Adamswho since taking office in January has encountered obstacles within his own Democratic party and Black Lives Matter (BLM) leaders in dealing with the crisis.

Especially the number of gunmen and their underage victims has tripled in recent years in NYC, confirmed a recent memo from the NYPD, the largest police force in the country. In many cases, people unrelated to the violence are reached by Lost bullets, including children and the elderly.

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