Two people have been shot to death in a daylight shooting in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon, amid a spike in shootings across New York City.

Police say the incident happened at around 12:30 p.m. near 551 Van Siclen Avenue near the Van Siclen Avenue subway station in New Lots, according to police. Officers from the 75th Precinct arrived to find a 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his face and a 39-year-old woman with a shot to the back. A police spokesperson could not provide details on what led to the shooting.

The two were pronounced dead on the scene. Behind police lines that had cordoned off the street, family members for the two victims were spotted near the scene of the shooting, grieving over their loss, according to 1010 WINS. One person was spotted crouching in mental anguish over the shooting.

Police have reported an increase in shootings. The most available statistics from NYPD show there were 72 shootings this year compared to 14 the same time a year ago. Shooting incidents this year have increased 477 incidents this year from 345 when compared to the same time last year. The number of shooting victims also increased to 571 victims from 393 victims the same time a year ago.

The New York Post reported that 17 people were hurt by gunfire from 11 p.m. on Friday to 1 p.m. today, compared to

No arrests have been made yet.

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