Victims of gun violence in New York City are in the hundreds as NYPD data shows shootings have move than doubled over the same period last year
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 News 4.
For several weeks now, gun violence has more than doubled on New York City streets with some 24-hour periods recording dozens of New Yorkers sustaining injuries from gunfire. Take the hours following the 4th of July holiday; the NYPD said gun violence in a nine-hour window resulted in the deaths of three people and left nearly three dozen people injured.
In the lead up to the holiday weekend, three people were shot in Brownsville, including one that died from a gunshot to the head. At least seven more shootings in the city late Thursday night and into early Friday morning. In three separate drive-by shootings before midnight, a teen in Crown Heights was shot in the buttocks; a man in Far Rockaway was shot in the torso; and a man was shot in the torso in Mott Haven, according to the NYPD.
Editors Note: If you are within the group supporting it, sorry you have to hear this, but defunding the police is one of the stupidest ideas that has come out from the left this generation. Much of this can be blamed on the media, for stocking the flames of anger and hatred. A lot of this can probably be attributed to the fact that everybody is running around wearing masks over their face, concealing their identities.