Gunman opens fire in Brooklyn, Honduran immigrant found shot dead, Bronx attackers filmed

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The NYPD released shocking surveillance footage on Monday of a brutal assault in the Bronx, where two attackers (pictured) punched and kicked the victim before robbing her

Police are working to solve three disturbing crimes, each in a different New York borough, punctuating a dangerous and violent end to July, with shootings and a spike in crime across the city in 2021.

On Saturday, a 25-year-old Honduran immigrant was found shot dead in Queens while wearing women’s clothing, according to the New York Daily News.

Then on Monday, a gunman opened fire in Brooklyn’s upscale Boerum Hill neighborhood, striking a man in the leg and leaving witnesses running for their lives.

Two days later, the NYPD released surveillance footage from earlier this month of a brutal assault in the Bronx, where two attackers punched and kicked the victim before stealing his phone and wallet .

The trio of crimes – no one had been arrested in any of them as of Thursday – are the latest among citywide shootings, robberies and assaults.

New York City has seen a 12.2% increase in robberies so far in 2021 compared to last year, with 275 robbery reports in the first eight months of the year alone. There were 245 total cases in 2020.

The city also saw a 10.1% increase in felony assaults, NYPD’s CompStat reports.

Later Monday, a gunman opened fire in Brooklyn's upscale Boerum Hill neighborhood, striking a man in the leg and leaving witnesses running for their lives.

Later Monday, a gunman opened fire in Brooklyn’s upscale Boerum Hill neighborhood, striking a man in the leg and leaving witnesses running for their lives.

The shooter (pictured), who has yet to be apprehended, managed to hit a 53-year-old man who police believe was the intended target

The shooter (pictured), who has yet to be apprehended, managed to hit a 53-year-old man who police believe was the intended target

Over the July 4 holiday weekend alone, 150 people were fatally shot in 400 separate shootings across the country, according to the Daily News.

Meanwhile, overall crime in the city rose slightly in June, mainly due to an increase in car thefts and other burglaries.

The headline-grabbing crimes of the past week are particularly disturbing amid the eruption of citywide violence.

In the Bronx on July 7, two unidentified assailants beat and robbed a 25-year-old man near the corner of Jerome Avenue and East 171st Street in the Mount Eden section of the Bronx, Pix 11 reports.

The victim of this attack was slightly injured, according to the authorities. On Thursday, police were still looking for the two men involved in the robbery.

On Monday, the NYPD released a disturbing video of a gunman opening fire during the day on Tony Boerum Hill in Brooklyn.

The NYPD released another disturbing video on Wednesday, showing a vicious assault and robbery in the Bronx earlier this month

The NYPD released another disturbing video on Wednesday, showing a vicious assault and robbery in the Bronx earlier this month

The two assailants punched and kicked the man before fleeing with his mobile phone and wallet

The two assailants punched and kicked the man before fleeing with his mobile phone and wallet

Neither of the two men involved in the July 7 assault have been identified or arrested on Thursday.

Neither of the two men involved in the July 7 assault have been identified or arrested on Thursday.

Pix 11 reported that the incident happened just before 9 a.m. Monday. Police say an unidentified masked man fired multiple shots at another man standing at the corner of Wyckoff and Hoyt streets.

The 53-year-old target was shot in the leg and treated at a nearby hospital.

Video of the shooting released Monday shows a terrified woman with a stroller and another pedestrian fleeing the scene.

No one has been arrested in the case either, according to police.

Meanwhile, a few days earlier, police responded to gunfire around 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning by 150th Street and 105th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. They found the body of Albert Carrasco Serrato.

Serrato, the eldest of eight children, was shot dead, with police sources telling the Daily News he was discovered wearing women’s clothing. His family, however, questions the description.

NYPD's CompStat shows slight increase in total crimes in July 2021 compared to same period last year

NYPD’s CompStat shows slight increase in total crimes in July 2021 compared to same period last year

Robberies, armed robberies and felony assaults are among the crimes rising across the city

Robberies, armed robberies and felony assaults are among the crimes rising across the city

Shootings have steadily increased since January so far this year, with a slight drop in June and July

Shootings have steadily increased since January so far this year, with a slight drop in June and July

The 25-year-old Honduran immigrant was rushed to nearby Jamaican Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“He worked to pay the rent,” said his sister Maria Carrasco Serrato, 12. “He was in construction, building buildings.”

“He celebrated my birthday with me and he always passes the time with me. When I failed an exam, he always helped me.

Police are looking for this man (pictured) in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Honduran immigrant Albert Carrasco Serrato in Queens on Saturday

Police are looking for this man (pictured) in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Honduran immigrant Albert Carrasco Serrato in Queens on Saturday

Meanwhile, the rest of Serrato’s family tries to make sense of his untimely passing.

“It’s confusing,” said the victim’s uncle, Pedro Carrasco Serrato, 42.

“I just want to know what happened. If he was wearing a dress, why? Who was with him? Because someone had to be with him. He’s not the kind of person to go it alone. He really is a scary cat. He would see a little mouse and he would be on the roof.

Albert’s brother, William Carrasco Serrato, echoed his uncle’s sentiment.

“They show us a different life,” William, 20, said of Albert’s alleged cross-dressing.

“The way I know him is a really nice guy who always tries to help everyone, cracks jokes, makes us laugh. How it happened is really difficult for us to understand. As if it didn’t match. A completely different guy.

Anyone with information regarding any of the above crimes is urged to submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app or by texting 274637. (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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