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The violence in New York and other cities is something that people are starting to become accustomed to. This weekend, it all came to a head when 25 people were shot in New York in a short 48-hour period.
Some of the shooting took place during a gun battle in Brooklyn that took place near Lenox Road. Many of the people shot were innocent victims.
This brings to light the controversial stop-and-frisk policies implemented by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. The black community doesn’t like the policies, but they are also the ones who are most impacted by gun violence. Where do you draw the line?
One of the victims was an 11-year old girl who was walking outside her apartment with her aunt. She was preparing for her graduation from elementary school, but found death instead. When is the violence going to stop? We have to first get rid of the guns.
The NY Daily News reported that the first person to lose their life on Sunday was 21 year old Ivan Martinez. A 20 year old armed man and woman advanced on the young man around 3:25 a.m. at E. 139th St. near Brook ave. in the Bronx. The gunman then shot the victim in the head once and escaped with the woman.
The second reported attack was on a man in his mid-forties. The man was violently gunned down during an altercation around 1:20 p.m. Police have not been able to identify the victim who was hit several times in his torso on E. 105th St. near First Ave.
Not even four short hours later 25 year old Damien Powell was shot and killed outside the Albany Houses in Crown Heights. Witness said his death was the result of a gun shot wound to the chest. The mother of the victim was seen collapsing at the scene of the crime.
The NY Daily News reported these statistics on the many shootings that took place Sunday:
– A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in the Ravenswood Houses in Queens at 12:10 a.m.
– A 21-year-old man was shot three times on East New York Ave., Brooklyn, at 2:36 a.m.
– A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg at Bedford Park Blvd. and Webster Ave. in the Bronx at 3:30 a.m.
– A 35-year-old man brought himself to Jamaica Hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg at 4:12 a.m.
– A 15-year-old was shot in his leg and back on Osborn St. in, Brownsville, Brooklyn, at 11:40 a.m.
– A gunman opened fire at Bedford Ave. near Lenox Road in Prospect Lefferts-Gardens around 3:25 p.m.
To make matters even worse, 11 year old Tayloni Mazyck was shot and paralyzed by a stray bullet Friday evening outside her Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment complex. In addition to the injured young girl, three other men were wounded by the random bullets that wildly sprayed the apartments. Bystanders were seen running for cover. Guy Pierre Louis, who lives on Lenox road, said “I heard maybe 20 shots, I thought it was like the Fourth of July.” Unfortunately those were not the sounds of a celebration, but the cries of a tragedy.
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