46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence | NBC New York
This raises a number of questions for me :46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence
Three men shot in broad daylight along a parade route in Brooklyn Monday were among more than 40 injured by gunfire during a Labor Day weekend of violence.
The latest violence came Monday evening when police say a NYPD officer was shot in the arm. Two other civilians were shot dead along Park Place in the Crown Heights neighborhood. Another person was in critical condition after being shot, sources said.
Earlier in the afternoon, police said two men were shot -- one in the leg, and one in the stomach -- along the West Indian Day Parade on Eastern Parkway. Police chased the suspect, who fled on foot. The suspect remains at large.
A third victim was shot in the leg later in the afternoon.
The victims were brought to Kings County Hospital.
Since Saturday morning, there have been at least 46 people shot in the city, with one other fatality.
1 - Is it a regular occurrence that close to 50 people get shot over any given weekend in New York?
2 - If no, Why do you figure there is such a surge in violence?
3 - How is it that the first suggestion to come out is more gun control?? (New York is already one of the areas with the tightest gun control on the books) Do you support this idea or do you have an alternate suggestion that would be workable?
When I first saw this article I thought it was a mass shooting... but it seems that this is a case of a whole lot of people getting trigger happy, since the incidents seem to be spread across areas of the city.