NYC records its first homicide of 2021 as one person is killed and two injured ...

New York City has recorded its first homicide of 2021 as one person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Queens hotel just one hour after the ball dropped in Time's Square. 

The triple shooting took place outside the Umbrella Hotel on Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens just after 1 a.m. Friday following a dispute with a group of people that left a 20-year-old man dead. 

Between midnight New Year's Eve and mid-morning on New Year's Day, at least seven people had already been shot across the city.  

The deadly start to the new year comes after 2020 marked the bloodiest year since 2011 with at least 447 murders across the Big Apple.  

New York City has recorded its first homicide of 2021 as one person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Queens hotel just one hour after the ball dropped in Time's Square. Pictured the crime scene

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New York City has recorded its first homicide of 2021 as one person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Queens hotel just one hour after the ball dropped in Time's Square. Pictured the crime scene

The triple shooting took place outside the Umbrella Hotel on Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens just after 1 a.m. Friday following a dispute with a group of people that left a 20-year-old man dead

The triple shooting took place outside the Umbrella Hotel on Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens just after 1 a.m. Friday following a dispute with a group of people that left a 20-year-old man dead

NYPD officers responded to reports of a shooting outside the Umbrella Hotel at around 1:10 a.m. and found three people with gunshot wounds. 

One victim, a 20-year-old male, had been shot in the body, and another 20-year-old male had been shot in the left leg, according to the NYPD. 

The third victim, a 40-year-old male, had been shot in the torso, arms and legs.

The victims were rushed to Queens General Hospital where the younger male with the gunshot wound to the body was pronounced dead.

The NYPD said Friday morning that the other two victims are still in hospital in 'non-critical' conditions.  

The victims have not been identified as authorities are working to notify the families of the victims first.

An NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com there had been a dispute between the victims and a group of people before the shooting.

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It is not yet clear if the victims knew each other or whether they were staying at the hotel at the time, police said.  

No arrests have been made and a motive for the shooting is not yet known. The investigation is ongoing.

The Umbrella Hotel has been the backdrop for at least two other shootings in recent months.

The deadly start to the new year comes after 2020 marked the bloodiest year since 2011 with at least 447 murders across the Big Apple

The deadly start to the new year comes after 2020 marked the bloodiest year since 2011 with at least 447 murders across the Big Apple

On July 3, a 15-year-old boy allegedly shot an 18-year-old as they both walked out of the hotel.

Then on August 9, a drive-by shooting left bullet holes in the hotel's doors. 

Friday's three victims were among seven people shot in the city so far in 2021. 

Just after midnight, a 33-year-old woman was shot while lying in her bed in Ozone Park.

The woman was in bed inside her home on Lincoln Avenue in the City Line section of Brooklyn when a stray bullet flew through the window at around 12:07 a.m. and hit her in the leg.

She was taken to Brookdale University Hospital in a stable condition.  

Fears are mounting that the Big Apple could be in store for another crime-ridden year after murders and gun crime soared throughout 2020 as it grappled with the coronavirus pandemic. 

The year marked the bloodiest year in nearly a decade for New Yorkers, with a staggering 447 murders recorded in 2020.   

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