Violent crimes spike in Brooklyn to end holiday weekend

The holiday weekend brought a spike in violent crime over a 12-hour period in Brooklyn. According to police, it began at around 2 a.m. Sunday

Police say four people were shot and one was stabbed early Sunday morning.

Police say four people were shot and one was stabbed early Sunday morning. (7/8/13)

BROOKLYN - The holiday weekend brought a spike in violent crime over a 12-hour period in Brooklyn.

According to police, it began at around 2 a.m. Sunday when a man was shot at 46 Saint Edwards St. in Fort Greene. He was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

Two people were shot about 20 minutes later at Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Madison Street. Both victims were taken to Woodhull Medical Center in stable condition.

Investigators say that at 3 a.m., a man was stabbed in the stomach just north of Williamsburg, and is also in stable condition at Woodhull.

Another man was shot just 10 minutes later at East 39th Street and Church Avenue. He was taken to Kings County Hospital.

Cops are urging anyone with information on any of the crimes to contact them. 

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