At Least 48 People Were Shot Over the Weekend in New York City

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This weekend marked a disturbing surge in gun violence, in which at least 48 people were shot in the city. Most recently, last night, two cops were wounded in a gunfight in Crown Heights, and three people were killed -- one of them a 56-year-old woman named Denise Gay, who was hit in the head by a stray bullet while sitting on a nearby stoop with her adult daughter.

Also killed was Eusi Johnson, 29, who was shot by Leroy Webster, 32, a man Police Commissioner Ray Kelly described as having an extensive criminal history, including criminal possession of a firearm and assault and drug charges. Webster and Johnson reportedly had a fistfight that turned to gunfire at about 9 p.m. last night. Webster fired some 50 or 60 shots, according to witnesses, and was eventually mortally wounded by cops, two of whom he hit and wounded in the shootout. The officers were in stable condition as of last night.

An 18-year-old man, Tyrief Gary, was also killed over the weekend, at a cookout in East Flatbush; three others were wounded. And during the West Indian Day Parade yesterday at least four people were shot, and one man stabbed. According to the Wall Street Journal, at least 10 were dead and more than 50 people had been injured since Friday morning. The Daily News runs down a list of the various shootings over the weekend.

Mayor Bloomberg blamed the increased violence on illegal guns and said federal action is needed "to take basic steps that would save lives."

"It was a bad weekend, no question about that," Mr. Bloomberg said. "And the bottom line is we've just got to redouble the efforts."

[JDoll / @thisisjendoll]

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lisa
lisa

STOP WATCHING TV AND LISTENING TO POPULAR MUSIC AND RADIO .... THEY ARE PLANTING THIS INSIDE YOUR MINDS!

Newkirkfoster17
Newkirkfoster17

Bloomberg expects everything from the Federal government. Stop screwing around with Federal aid, and let it stop going to the banks and start creating a jobs program

LadyDebra
LadyDebra

Ya there would not be so much Violence if people could pay thier bill and put food on the table..

lisa
lisa

YOU ARE 110% CORRECT! CRIME GOES UP WHEN JOBS AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS GO DOWN ...THE STRESS OF NO MONEY BRINGS THIS OUT IN ALREADY BRAINWASHED AND VIOLENT INDUCED MINDS ...BE CAREFUL OUT HERE ...PEEPS ARE PURPOSELY BEING DRIVEN INSANE.

SARA PALIN is my HOE
SARA PALIN is my HOE

That is the dumbest statement I have ever read!  What does that have to do with Violence! Stupid people say dumb things! 

brooklyn ireland ny
brooklyn ireland ny

Makes total sense to me. Your stupid jerkoff. If I'm not eating I'm coming for your plate you ignorant naïve faggot

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