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14 shot, 2 fatally, in 15 hours of NYC violence


— Fourteen people were shot — two of them fatally — throughout New York City during a bloody 15-hour span, police said Saturday.

Five people were shot in the Bronx, five in Brooklyn, and four in Queens in eight separate incidents between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday. One of the victims, a 27-year-old man, was found shot in the head outside a Dominican restaurant on White Plains Road in Parkcheste­r, according to cops.

The bloodshed began in the Bronx on Friday afternoon when a gunman sprayed bullets outside a Popeyes at East Tremont and Hughes avenues in Tremont around 2:30, cops said.

Four people were struck by bullets, including 24-year-old Jeremiah Smith. He was fatally shot in the chest and died later at St. Barnabas Hospital.

A 37-year-old man also shot outside the Popeye’s was in critical condition at St. Barnabas on Saturday with a gunshot wound to his chest, police said. Two other men, age 58 and 36, were struck in the ankle and buttocks and were treated and released.

“The fight was outside the store. There were at least four shots, maybe more,” Popeyes worker Abdurhan Shabbir, 28, told the Daily News. “One man was lying on the ground shot and bleeding. Another guy ran into the store holding his back saying he was shot.”

Cops took Salvatore Rivera, 51, into custody at the scene, later charging him with murder, manslaught­er, assault and weapons possession.

Cops later nabbed Jose Parilla, 32, who was charged on Saturday afternoon with murder, attempted murder, manslaught­er and criminal possession of a weapon for the shooting.

Video from the scene obtained by The New York Daily News clearly showed the shooter opening fire. A second man who appeared to be armed also shows up in the video, but it’s unclear if he got off any shots.

Less than two hours later, a gunman shot and wounded a 33-year-old man at 4:22 p.m. on Astoria Boulevard near 8th Street in Astoria, cops said.

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