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No homicides reported in New York City for one full week

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 2/9/2015 Rocco Parascandola, Joseph Stepansky
A New York Police Department officer takes photographs while keeping security during a snowstorm in Times Square, New York early morning January 27, 2015. © Adrees Latif/Reuters A New York Police Department officer takes photographs while keeping security during a snowstorm in Times Square, New York early morning January 27, 2015.

A full week without a killing in the city has the police department in seventh heaven.

As of Sunday night, police had not been notified of a homicide in the city for seven straight days, cops said.

The last homicide occurred at 11:16 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, when five people were shot by two gunmen near the intersection of W. 136th St. and Broadway in Harlem.

That shooting left Shadale Graham, 28, of Harlem, dead on the street with a bullet wound to his head. Two men and two women in their 20s were also wounded. The gunmen remained at large a week later.

In February 2014, the city went an impressive 10 days without a life being taken, topping a seven-day break from killing in October 2013, which had been preceded by a nine-day stretch in January of that year.

In the last three years, the city has also banked at least three separate 24-hour periods where no one was shot, slashed or stabbed in the five boroughs.

Police said the most recent stretch did not take into account assaults that could be reclassified as homicides if the victim dies.

As of Feb. 1, the most recent data available, murders were up 18% citywide as compared with the same period last year.

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