Residents Have Had Enough Of ‘Senseless Bloodshed’ On Brooklyn Streets

Violence in the borough has increased compared to last year. A one-year-old was murdered at a cookout in July. A 20-year-old tourist was killed by a stray bullet over the weekend. Residents have had enough.

Throughout NYC, 40 people were shot in the last five days. According to AMNY, NYPD detectives believe it is because of a surge in gang violence. Bedford Stuyvesant in particular is home to two precincts; the 79th and 81st. In total, there were 11 murders in Bed Stuy in 2019, according to NYPD data. This year, there have been 13. The number of shooting incidents has doubled, going from 42 last year to 84 this year. The number of shooting victims has also more than doubled, going from 50 in 2019, to 104 in 2020. The numbers were last updated last week.

At a march against gun violence in 2018. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner) BROOKLYN – Violence in the borough has increased compared to last year. A one-year-old was murdered at a cookout in July. A 20-year-old tourist was killed by a stray bullet over the weekend. Residents have had enough.

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