New York City shootings are on the rise this year, but there were fewer incidents in June than last June. In June, the NYPD reported 125 shooting incidents, compared to 165 during the same period last year. June saw seven more shooting incidents than May. Year-to-date shootings were up by 12% with 660 cases recorded. There were 761 shootings last year.
On Sept. 7, a 29-year old man was shot and killed in his East New York car. The victim was taken to Interfaith Hospital where he was declared dead. The police withheld the victim’s name pending notification of his family. Detectives are still searching for the suspect. The suspect was described as a Black man wearing black sweatshirts.
The NYPD implemented a new strategy in July 2022 to reduce shootings and hold criminals responsible for their crimes. As of July 2022, the new strategy has led to a reduction of 8.7% in shootings, 63 fewer shooting victims through the first seven months of 2022. It has also resulted in a decrease of 4.2% in murders.
A new report shows that shootings in New York City jumped by 142 percent in the last seven days. The city has seen an increase in shootings for the past few weeks, with dozens of victims injured. The city is experiencing high levels of crime, with nine people being shot in a 24-hour span.
Police recovered a Glock 17 as well as numerous shell casings. They also found a U-Haul key and a smoke grenade. Hundreds of people rushed to the station at 36th Street, Sunset Park. A 15-year-old boy was one of the victims. He was shot in his chest and head. The Citizen app has photos of the injuries of the teenager.
Eric Adams, the New York City Mayor, has suggested new policing strategies, and asked for changes in bail laws. Five police officers were killed in New York City this year, including a rookie officer responding to a Harlem domestic disturbance. The mayor called on state legislators to amend bail laws to prevent future shootings.
While the shootings are tragic, the violence and crime in New York City is not an excuse to give up on the city. There are many ways to promote public safety and well-being in the city. One way to increase security is to promote careers and mentoring programs. It’s crucial for young people in New York to return to the workforce.