New York City shootings over the last seven days skyrocketed by 142 percent compared with the same time period in 2019, from just 26 last year to 63 in 2020, according to NYPD data obtained by NBC News. This marks the 3rd week in a row shooting have doubled, as July 4th ended in a bloodbath across the city with 6 killed and 42 shot over night.
The New York City Police Department says 42 people were shot since 12 a.m. Sunday morning and at least six of those victims died from their injuries. A spokesperson for the department said those shootings occurred within a 15-hour period, NBC reported.
Unions representing officers in the department pointed blame toward Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson for creating what the unions called an “unacceptable environment.”
Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted to the public ““NEW YORK CITY to change name to CHICAGO Mayor DeBlasio & Speaker Corey Johnson making change after 37 people were shot in less than 24 hrs on Independence Day. Not 1 person was shot in Corey Johnson’s District. Guess it’s not his problem”
This drastic uptick in violence across the 5 Boroughs comes right at a time where de Blasio and City Council members reached an agreement of slashing the NYPD budget drastically. The irony is staggering & reaffirms to most sane people that this radical left-wing ideology being pushed by many city leaders is disastrous for the city as a whole.
NBC reported late last week: The surge in gun violence impacting those of all ages, as an 11-year-old boy was on his porch when a bullet tore through his leg in an unrelated shooting on Tuesday – becoming one of nine shot throughout the five boroughs in a 24-hour span ending Wednesday.
The week prior, June 21-27, shootings recorded by police increased by 127 percent from 2019 to 2020. And the week before that, June 14-20, there were 55 shootings in 2020 compared to just 12 the same week in 2019, NYPD data shows: that is a 358 percent increase. A total of 74 people were wounded in the 55 shootings with at least 19 of them injured in a single day.
Early Sunday morning 2 cops sitting in their squad car in the Bronx, were fired upon. A bullet struck the windshield of a marked NYPD vehicle with two officers inside in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.
Authorities say a male officer was injured by shattered glass while a female officer was treated at the hospital after having a ringing sensation in her ear.
The male officer, who has been in the force since January 2018, suffered a cut above his eye and was transported to an area hospital.
The female officer, who has been in the force since October 2019, was transported to an area hospital for tinnitus. No arrests have been made so far, ABC reported.
Here is the rundown of the mayhem which all took place early Sunday morning according to ABC News
A 40-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest on Sutter Avenue in Brooklyn.
-A 19-year-old was shot in the chest and a 27-year-old was shot in the shoulder in East Flatbush. The 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A 20-year-old man was shot in the chest on Atkins Avenue in East New York. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A 29-year-old man was shot in the chest on East 170th Street in the Bronx Sunday evening. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
-21-year-old was shot in the chest on Christopher Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. No arrests have been made
23-year-old man was found dead in Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s Hospital. Police say he had been shot in the back and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, the NY reported: Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly blamed Mayor Bill de Blasio for weakening the police department, allowing crime to run rampant across the city.
“This mayor is atrocious,” Kelly told John Catsimatidis on his 77 WABC radio show in a Sunday interview. “If I had a magic wand I’d remove him. But, unfortunately, what’s waiting in the wings is no better.”
Kelly called the New York City Council’s cutting $1 billion from the police department a “kind of kabuki financing,” adding “we have de Blasio here for another 18 months.”