Two dead, four hurt in overnight NYC mayhem, cops say

Two men “targeted” for death were shot and killed in Queens, and four others were hurt, in separate incidents across the city overnight, police said.

In the deadly double shooting, Xavier Roberts, 22, was struck multiple times in the torso on Steinway Street and Astoria Boulevard at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, police said.

A second victim, Jaheim Hamilton, 21, was found a short time late inside of 24-35 38th St., also with gunshot wounds in the torso, cops said.

Further investigation revealed Hamilton was also shot in the vicinity of Steinway Street and Astoria Boulevard, authorities said.

EMS took both Bronx men to Elmhurst Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. There have been no arrests.

The crime scene
Police said the victims were “targeted.”
Robert Mecea

Crime scene probe
Cops search the area for clues.
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“They were targeted. Why, we don’t yet,” an NYPD spokesman said Saturday.

The gunmen sped off in a Jeep Cherokee, police said.

About an hour later in Brooklyn, a 25-year-old man was shot in the left leg during a dispute on Hegeman Avenue and Bristol Street in Brownsville, cops said. The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, police said. There have been no arrests.

NYPD on the scene
Cops said two Bronx men were fatally wounded during the gunfire on Steinway Street.
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Blood was spilled in the Bronx around 1 a.m. Saturday when a man was stabbed in the neck during a dispute on Washington Avenue near East 170th Street, cops said. The man was taken to an area hospital in stable condition, police said. There are no arrests.