A 22-year-old man was shot in the shoulder during a vigil and is expected to survive, the official said.
The shooting in a park in Brooklyn on Sunday was among 39 cases of shooting that occurred from Friday to Sunday, as a result of which 46 victims were injured, among whom teenagers were killed, police said.
Detectives are trying to determine if Sunday’s shooting should also follow the trend they’re seeing in New York for more shootings. Gang members rent or borrow cars for use in filming, the official said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD officials have previously cited a whole plane of reasons for the increase in crime, which they say includes criminals released from prison, failure to prosecute district attorneys, police reform that has forced officers to hesitate to arrest, and the effect Kovid-19.
As part of the way to combat violence, the NYPD has unveiled a strategy to send more police officers to areas where violence persists.
“It’s the perfect storm where we’ve seen so much deployment in this city, so much pain, so much frustration, and in the midst of everything, we don’t even have the normal things we depend on to make sure we can stop the violence as a functioning judiciary “, – said Mayor Bill de Blasio, who targeted the judiciary at a news conference on Tuesday.
“We need to monitor the prosecution, because there are a lot of people who, if we had a normal full-fledged function – it’s all the NYPD, prosecutors, judges, the judiciary – if everything worked properly, people who commit violence will not on the street, “de Blasio said. “It’s not a reference to really bring out the most violent people on the streets.”
In response, Lucan Chalfen, a spokesman for the Judicial Administration, said the judiciary was working to restore full-fledged trials, including jury trials.
“Without offering any specifics, the mayor is frantically asking us to call thousands of people a week across the city to perform the duties of a jury,” Chelfen said in a statement. “He constantly demonstrates that he has absolutely no understanding of how the criminal process works.”
Mayor Nidhardt’s spokesman countered that the courts had responded with “petty insults” and “continued inaction.”
“We need the courts to be fully open,” Neidhardt said in a statement. “It can be done safely. It’s time to do it.”
“I believe that prosecutors, county beliefs, are also feeling political pressure at the moment, but they cannot allow it to interfere in the way they are breaking the case. They are there to enforce the law. Apply the law,” Cuomo said. “There is a difference between people who are peaceful protesters – where prosecutors have said they want to be lenient, which I understand and support. It’s different from a person who looted or a person with a gun and they shouldn’t play. because they blame the case. “
Detectives were in a park in Brooklyn on Tuesday, where a shooting broke out the night before. Investigators have found 10 shell casings and are still working to determine the motive for the shooting, although they expect it to be a gang, the official said.
On Sunday, two teens, identified by the NYPD as 16-year-old Claimer P. Mendes and 18-year-old Antonio Villa, were playing basketball when a militant standing through the hatch of an SUV opened fire as the car moved down the street, police said.
Mendes was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The villa rushed to a nearby hospital, where he could not be rescued, police said. According to police, a 17-year-old boy was also kicked in the leg.
NYPD Chief of Staff Rodney Harrison tweeted a video showing a shooter opening fire from the hatch of the late Honda CRV.