According to data from the New York City Police Department, this year’s National Day long weekend shooting cases increased by 60% compared with last year, and the total number of victims exceeded 50. There were more than 20 victims on National Day.
City police data show that from July 1 to 4, there were 52 shooting victims in New York City, a 62.5% increase from the same period last year; 32 people were injured in shootings across the city during the same period last year.
But in comparison, 13 people were shot on National Day in 2021, while 21 people were shot on National Day this year; data show that nine people were shot on the 3rd, compared with five in the same period last year; The victims were 16, double the number for the same period in 2021; six people were shot on the 1st, the same number as last year.
Seven people were killed in a shooting at the Chicago National Day parade, and the New York City police also stepped up their alerts. Until the 5th, there were still city police stationed and police patrolling at major intersections in Manhattan.
Mayor Eric Adams said crime is the No. 1 concern in New York and people who visit New York, and it overshadows all the city’s efforts – “No matter what good things we’re doing, unless we can get crime under control New Yorkers feel like we’re worthless, and everyone still feels like they’re living in danger every day.”
“But there’s no denying that we’ve made some progress,” he said, but it’s not something that happened overnight. New Yorkers are doing things relentlessly. “You’re looking to curb crime like this now, and you’ll see results overnight.”
Two men were killed and one was seriously injured in a shootout at a grocery store in East New York in Brooklyn (Brooklyn) on National Day night; three victims also had guns, police said.
In Soho, a business district near Manhattan’s Chinatown, there was also a shooting that afternoon. The 27-year-old boyfriend of a city police civilian was shot as he sat in a gray Honda sedan parked at the boutique Dior. (Dior) door.