NYPD Report: No Shootings in NYC for 24 Hours

NYPD Report: No Shootings in NYC for 24 Hours

By Yehudit Garmaise

   After a year in which the NYPD has reported that twice as many people have been shot in New York City than last year’s total at this time, yesterday, for the first time in many months, the city was peaceful and no one was shot for 24 hours in a row.

   In a report last week, the NYPD reported spiking rates of violence, in which 1,704 people were shot in 1,386 shooting incidents.

   Unfortunately, 13 of them were shot in Brooklyn on Sunday, including seven of whom were attending at Sweet 16 birthday party and a 40-year-old man who was shot during a robbery attempt.

   Although yesterday’s gunshot-free triumph hopefully shows a trend of decreasing violence, today another gunshot in the city was heard when a man was shot dead after shoot two police officers who were responding to a domestic violence call. 

   Today, when questioned at a press conference Mayor Bill de Blasio inexplicably blamed the city’s increasing violence on the coronavirus pandemic, without providing an specific strategies he and the NYPD have to decrease crime and increase arrests of violent criminals.

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