NEW YORK CITY, NY – This is gun-controlled New York, folks.
The New York Police Department has dropped the numbers showing a 112% surge in shootings over this November, compared to November 2019.
The NYPD crime statistics department indicated that gun violence surged by over 95% during the first 11 months of 2020 compared to the same period last year.
The NYPD told ABC 7 New York:
“So far in 2020, there has been a 38% increase (422 vs. 305) in the number of victims murdered in New York City compared to last year.”
The NYPD said November’s gun arrests were up significantly as well. The new statistical data was announced as Friday saw the shooting of two U.S. Marshals and an NYPD detective in the Bronx and two separate shootings on Wednesday and Thursday.
Dermot Shea, NYPD Commissioner said the wave of shootings doesn’t deter the NYPD’s resolve:
“Whatever the challenge, our NYPD officers have shown innovation and determination to get the job done this year. Our work to reimagine the kind of policing New Yorkers deserve is always evolving, in line with our agency’s best traditions to reflect the needs of everyone in our city.”
— New York Post (@nypost) August 24, 2020
Although in close proximity, the recent events happening in Hyannis, Massachusetts has spilled over into New York City. About two weeks ago, we told you about a shooting where a person involved in a traffic stop in Hyannis, on Cape Cod, shot at a Massachusetts state trooper.
Thankfully, the trooper wasn’t seriously wounded and will recover fully.
That shooting, however, started a manhunt for Andre Sterling, a man who had a history of using false names and documents, according to authorities, and didn’t typically spend extended time in any one place.
The shooting of the Massachusetts state trooper was just an event in a long chain of criminal incidents initiated by Mr. Sterling. Because of the state trooper shooting, Sterling was wanted on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm and assault and battery.
Sterling had another warrant in Massachusetts for an identity fraud charge, and he was also wanted on narcotics charges in Wyoming, according to police in Massachusetts.
Investigators found Sterling’s BMW in Connecticut a few days ago, more than a week after the shooting on Cape Cod. They then used electronic communications to track him down at the apartment complex in the Bronx where he was confronted Friday, but it’s still unclear how he made it to New York.
Sterling had been tracked to The Bronx, New York, and a U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts had issued several warrants for his arrest. US Attorney Andrew Lelling said Deputy US Marshals were executing those fugitive warrants his office issued for Sterling when they were confronted with gunfire.
Three marshals with the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force took fire as soon as they entered the Bronx apartment where they believed Sterling was located.
Two of the US marshals were wounded in the gunfire exchange, but were treated at a hospital and were expected to recover. One was hit in the leg and another was struck in his arm and leg, according to federal officials.
US Attorney Lelling said in a statement:
“At a time of constant, opportunistic, and absurd anti-police rhetoric, this is today’s reminder of the sacrifices law enforcement officers make every day to keep us safe.”
NYPD officers blocked off a four-block area of the Bronx’s Wakefield neighborhood, where trees, brick row houses and single-family homes line the streets. Four Massachusetts state troopers were at the scene to maintain a perimeter outside of the apartment to ensure public safety.
Andre Sterling was shot and killed during the gunfire.
— Rony Camille (@RonyCamille) December 4, 2020
As if the NYPD needs trouble coming in from out of town, like with the Sterling issue that started in Massachusetts – they have plenty of their own.
From January to November, the number of shootings in New York City rose by 95 percent over the same period last year, or 1,412 vs. 721.
As mentioned previously, in November alone, the number of shootings in the city increased 112 percent over the same period last year, or 115 vs. 51.
It is usual for violence to decrease during the colder winter months, as is evidenced by past statistics.
This winter, however, with Covid-19 lockdowns, all but doing away with bail or bond in New York crimes, and defunding the police to where fewer officers are out trying to prevent crimes, it appears to be exploding.
Normally quiet December, January, and February will likely not be quiet at all.
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Report: More than a dozen people shot over the Thanksgiving holiday in gun-controlled New York City
November 29, 2020
NEW YORK, NY – Violent crime has been increasing in the Big Apple since the city has started defunding the New York Police Department.
The Thanksgiving Holiday showed more people shot, three on Thanksgiving and four on Black Friday – with one of the shootings being a “targeted attack”.
Words can't describe the frustration and pain our members feel for these victims. It is also infuriating that @NYCMayor, @NYCSpeakerCoJo and the @NYCCouncil have stopped caring about gun violence happening every day. A 208% INCREASE in shooting victims!https://t.co/0APlV5aube
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) November 23, 2020
The violent crime wave that started on Thanksgiving Day spread over to Black Friday through the next morning.
The Black Friday shootings started in the Bronx just after 6pm when police reported that a man was in an argument at 1870 Webster Avenue. During the argument, the unnamed suspect shot the victim in the chest.
He was rushed to the St. Barnabas Hospital and is expected to survive from his injuries.
Police then responded to another shooting, also in Flatbush.
The New York Police Department reports that two men were standing outside of 25 Tennis Court near Ocean Avenue when they were approached by an armed suspect. The armed suspect opened fire, striking the two victims, one shot in the forearm and hip while the second victim was struck in a foot.
The suspect fled the scene in a black Grand Cherokee.
A few minutes after this shooting, police responded to the Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island for a man who had walked into the hospital with a gunshot graze wound to his head.
The victim told police that he was shot in the area of Park Hill Avenue in the Clifton section, however, he refused to cooperate any further with the police investigation.
Ron, there are now over 1,600 shooting victims and 398 murders in NYC this year. That’s a 101% and 38% increase respectively. You have to be blind to ignore these victims. https://t.co/Amof9umnt7
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) November 10, 2020
Another man walked into the Brookdale Hospital in East Flatbush just before 8:30 pm with a gunshot wound. The victim told police that he had been shot while in front of 417 East 55th Street. Police did not report if there was a known suspect in the case.
Shortly afterwards, police responded to another shooting in Brooklyn which occurred in front of a residence at 599 Utica Avenue.
Police reported that the victim was shot in the leg after a dispute with a 30-year-old suspect when gunfire erupted in the neighborhood. The suspect fled the scene and the victim was taken to the Kings County Hospital for medical treatment, he is also expected to survive.
Shortly after this shooting, New York Police Officers responded to a shooting on East 42nd Street and Lenox Road in East Flatbush. The victim in this case decided not to cooperate with a police investigation.
Another shooting that occurred on Friday, just before midnight, started after some type of argument between two groups of people in the area of 280 Henry Street in Manhattan.
Police reported that an unknown gunman opened fire on a group and struck a 32-year-old man in the ankle. The victim was transported to the hospital in a private vehicle and the gunman fled.
There's a 40% increase in murders and a 103% increase in shooting victims in NYC.
— Candice Giove (@candicegiove) September 15, 2020
In the most recent reported shooting, members of the New York Police Department responded to Linden Boulevard and the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens for a shooting. Police have not released any information on this shooting.
The New York Police Department reported that there was an increase of shooting victims, 102.9% increase, this year as opposed to the same time frame as last year. They also reported that, as of November 22nd, there were 1,704 people who had been shot during 2020, as opposed to the 840 during the same time frame in 2019.
They also reported that they have seen an increase in shooting investigations, cases in which no one was reportedly struck by the gunfire. Those incidents increased from 708 in 2019 to 1,386 reports which created a 95.8% increase.
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