Police are investigating the city's first two homicides of the year, which happened hours apart early on Wednesday.
A 17-year-old boy was found shot in the chest around 3 a.m. on Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say the first homicide of the year happened about two hours earlier at around 1 a.m. in Queens.
Officers answered a call of a man stabbed inside a house in Jamaica.
When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old man who had been stabbed in the chest several times.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Last year, the city's first homicide wasn't recorded until January 3.