Seven people were killed around the city last night and early this morning from an assortment of car crashes, hit-and-runs, stabbings and shootings. The 12-hour period started when 21-year-old ex-con Patrick Mondesir was fatally shot in East Flatbush just after 9 p.m. Mondesir had served two years in prison for hindering prosecution and attempted robbery convictions; a second 21-year-old shooting victim was listed in stable condition.
Police say a 42-year-old woman was fatally struck by a tan Mazda around 9:45 p.m by a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene. Around 11:30 p.m., 17-year-old Edgar Soto was fatally stabbed in the torso on the corner of Grand and Lorimer Streets in Williamsburg. No arrests have been made in either investigation yet.
Then just before 3 a.m., two people were killed in an accident on the FDR involving a wrong-way driver. According to police, a 26-year-old man was driving a Nissan Maxima northbound in the southbound lanes of the FDR when he slammed into a Dodge Caravan near the Houston Street exit. Both the 26-year-old and 52-year-old Dodge driver were killed; another car was involved in the accident, and its two passengers were taken to the hospital.
A Queens driver was killed when he was ejected from his 2006 Lincoln Town Car after hitting a utility pole while going eastbound on South Conduit Boulevard around 4 a.m. Then just before 8 a.m., a 75-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Harlem while crossing the street at the intersection of Broadway and West 138th Street in Hamilton Heights. The victim was identified as Luis Rosado by the Daily News.