Lime scooter passengers opens fire outside Harlem bodega while Russian tourist ...

Lime scooter passengers opens fire outside Harlem bodega while Russian tourist ...
Lime scooter passengers opens fire outside Harlem bodega while Russian tourist ...

A Lime scooter passenger opened fire outside a Harlem bodega while a Russian tourist and her friend were randomly attacked on a Chelsea sidewalk in the latest violent incidents to hit New York during a summer of bloodshed.

Footage shows two men riding the scooter down Second Avenue near East 115th Street at 3.35pm on June 13 when the passenger fires at least one shot at a group of men gathered outside the corner store, as customers at a nearby deli flee in terror.

The second video shows two women strolling along West 15th Street near Eighth Avenue when a thug grabs one of them, a 31-year-old tourist, before tossing her into a scaffolding pole. She hits then floor, before he drags her along the sidewalk as her friend, 33, desperately tries to fight him off.

The suspect tried to snatch the tourist's purse but she managed to hold onto it before he punched the older woman in the face and fled, the NY Post reported, citing police sources. Both women were treated in hospital after the incident at around 9.30pm on June 26. 

Footage released by NYPD shows two men riding the scooter down Second Avenue near East 115th Street at 3.35pm on June 13

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Footage released by NYPD shows two men riding the scooter down Second Avenue near East 115th Street at 3.35pm on June 13

The passenger fires at least one shot at a group of men gathered outside the corner store, as customers at a nearby deli flee

The passenger fires at least one shot at a group of men gathered outside the corner store, as customers at a nearby deli flee

Meanwhile, police are still hunting two men for reckless endangerment over the Lime scooter shooting, which involved a handgun and did not cause any injuries, police said.

The suspects - which were still on the loose early Tuesday - were last seen heading southbound on Second Avenue before turning right onto East 116th Street, NYPD said.

It comes as violent crime continues to spike in the Big Apple, jumping by a quarter over the past year, according to police data. 

Shootings in New York City have surged by 43 percent in the past year, while murders are up 12 percent.

At least 26 people were shot in NYC on Saturday and Sunday amid the bloody crime epidemic.

Two men shot in the Bronx in separate incidents on Sunday died. 

Meanwhile, a 19 year-old woman is fighting for her life after being shot in the chest by a man dressed in black while she and her boyfriend walked through Harlem on Sunday night.

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Police unions say a $1billion cut in the policing budget Mayor Bill de Blasio made last summer to appease 'defund the police' activists is behind the surge in violence. 

The second video shows two women strolling along West 15th Street near Eighth Avenue when a thug grabs one of them, a 31-year-old tourist, before tossing her into a scaffolding pole. She hits then floor

The second video shows two women strolling along West 15th Street near Eighth Avenue when a thug grabs one of them, a 31-year-old tourist, before tossing her into a scaffolding pole. She hits then floor

He drags the tourist along the sidewalk as her friend, 33, desperately tries to fight him off. The suspect tried to snatch the tourist's purse but she managed to hold onto it before he punched the older woman in the face and fled

He drags the tourist along the sidewalk as her friend, 33, desperately tries to fight him off. The suspect tried to snatch the tourist's purse but she managed to hold onto it before he punched the older woman in the face and fled

Both women were treated in hospital after the incident at around 9.30pm on June 26. Pictured is a camera still of the suspect

Both women were treated in hospital after the incident at around 9.30pm on June 26. Pictured is a camera still of the suspect 

The Lime scooter shooting suspects (pictured) - which were still on the loose early Tuesday - were last seen heading southbound on Second Avenue before turning right onto East 116th Street

The Lime scooter shooting suspects (pictured) - which were still on the loose early Tuesday - were last seen heading southbound on Second Avenue before turning right onto East 116th Street

Writing for DailyMail.com in April, Ed Mullins, the president of the 13,000 member New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association, said: 'The 2020 'reform' package has done nothing but kneecap the police and increase violent crime to levels not seen since the early 1990s.'

However, De Blasio Friday tried to play down his role in fueling the upsurge in violence, claiming it was part of a wider phenomenon that was being seen in major cities across America as it emerges out of lockdown. 

'A number of other American cities unfortunately are going through much, much worse [crime spikes], and that's where that [federal relief] money was targeted,' he said.

There is also anger that a new $98.7bn city budget adopted last week boosts the NYPD budget just $200m, which is far less summer's cut.

On Monday a man launched an unhinged attack on a line of carriage horses in Central Park, punching and kicking the defenseless animals while threatening to stab bystanders.

The attack took place on Monday just before noon inside Central Park near West 59th Street and Sixth Avenue, the New York Post reported.

A madman took out his rage on a line of carriage horses in Central Park on Monday, punching and kicking the defenseless animals while threatening to stab bystanders

A madman took out his rage on a line of carriage horses in Central Park on Monday, punching and kicking the defenseless animals while threatening to stab bystanders

The horse attack comes as violent crime continues to spike in the Big Apple, jumping by a quarter over the past year, according to police data

The horse attack comes as violent crime continues to spike in the Big Apple, jumping by a quarter over the past year, according to police data

Drivers with the Hansom cab carriage company say they saw the suspect talking to himself and washing his shirt in the horses' drinking water before he approached an 11-year-old Gypsy/Morgan cross named 'Dennis.'

He began cursing at the animal before suddenly slugging the gentle creature in the face, said the drivers.

'With his wet shirt wrapped around his hand, he punched Dennis in the face!' driver Nurettin Kirbiyik, 47, told Fox

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