Half of NYC shooting surge linked to Brooklyn, NYPD says

Half of the shootings that have rattled New York City this summer happened in Brooklyn or have a strong link to the borough, the NYPD’s top cop said Tuesday.

“What we’re starting to see, even shootings in other boroughs, when you dig a little deeper and peel back the onion, you see Brooklyn individuals and perpetrators with active gun cases in Brooklyn committing violence in other parts of the city.”

As of Sunday, 475 people had been shot in Brooklyn this year, accounting for just under half the victims citywide, NYPD statistics show. By this time last year, 234 Brooklynites had been shot.

NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea is pictured during a press conference at Police Headquarters on June 15, in Manhattan, New York. Half of the shootings that have rattled New York City this summer happened in Brooklyn or have a strong link to the borough, the NYPD’s top cop said […]

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