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9 shot in first hours of 2013 in New York City

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Police say nine people have been shot in separate incidents in New York City during the first hours of 2013, but no one was killed.

The violence broke out at about 2 a.m. on New Year's Day. Police say the first shootings of the new year were a 32-year-old man was shot in the stomach at a Bronx building lobby. A 19-year-old was struck in the back in Brooklyn in a separate incident. Both were stable.

Most of the other people shot were men, all in separate incidents where one person was struck and wounded. A woman was struck in the arm at a Bronx public housing development.

The incidents come after 2012, when violent crime was down to record lows in New York City, according to city officials.

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