Police said that on Sunday evening, two 1-year-old baby boys were killed and three men were injured when two gunmen opened fire on people at a picnic field in Brooklyn Park. This is the latest casualty in the summer of gun violence in New York. . .
Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on Monday: “This is really painful.” “This is not something we can never forget.”
Police said the baby Davell Gardner was sitting when the shooting took place around 11:30pm near the Raymond Bush playground near Bedford-Stuyvesant In his stroller.
The bullet also hit a 25-year-old man in the ankle, a 36-year-old man in the leg and a 27-year-old man in the groin. The police said that all these people were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.
Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea tweeted on Monday: “These people are very real people affected by unconscious gun violence.”
Davell’s death caused another weekend of gun violence in New York City. The shooting in June and July increased sharply compared to the same period last year.
As of July 5, there have been 585 shootings, compared with 381 a year ago. If the current trend remains the same, the city will have more than 800 shootings this year. This will be the first time the city has reached this number in three years.
Before being promoted to lead the New York Police Department’s Community Affairs Bureau, Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, who oversaw patrols in the North Brooklyn, called for an end to the violence in a Twitter message on Monday. have to. stop! “
Just like before, De Blasio said on Monday that he believes that the increase in shootings this year was mainly due to the “terrible displacement” caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which severely damaged the city’s economy and overthrew its courts and prisons .
Mr. De Blasio said: “The New York Police Department has been overloaded in many ways and is still increasing.” “And most importantly, the criminal justice system is not yet operational.”
In the shooting on Sunday evening, two boys aged 12 and 15 were injured in the city on the weekend.
Police said the 15-year-old boy was hit by a wrist on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Avenue near Manhattan’s 143rd Street at 9:10 pm, confirming the New York Post Report.
Police said the 12-year-old boy was shot at Prospect Place near Ralph Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, at around 9:10 pm.
Michael Gold provided the report.