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National Night Out Against Crime In New York: Eight People Shot


Mayor Mike Bloomberg, several district attorneys and other law enforcement officials celebrated the “National Night Out Against Crime” yesterday by walking around the city at night in a show of solidarity against crime across the country. Criminals in New York celebrated the “Night Out” by shooting a bunch of people.

In all, eight people were shot in New York during last night’s demonstration, including six during a pair of triple shootings in Harlem and the Bronx between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.

“‘National Night Out Against Crime’ provides Queens County residents with a wonderful opportunity to meet with the police officers and law enforcement officials who protect their neighborhoods and who are largely responsible for the sharp reduction in violent crime over the years and the significant improvement in the quality of life,” Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown — one of several D.A.’s who participated in the demonstration — said Monday.

The first triple shooting happened at the Agnes Haywood Playground in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx just after 11 p.m. During that shooting, three people — believed to be two teenage boys and a teenage girl — were shot, two in the torso, one in the leg. All three are expected to survive.

In the second triple shooting, three people were hit near West 143rd Street and Fredrick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem just before 2 a.m.

In that shooting, two women were shot in the butt. A male victim was shot in the arm. Two of the victims were taken to Harlem Hospital, while the third was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. None of their injuries are considered life threatening.

In another Harlem shooting last night, a man was shot in the leg and the hip while at the intersection of Adam Clayton Jr. Boulevard and 145th Street about 12:45 a.m. He also is expected to survive.

And in Brooklyn, a man was shot in the hip near 2601 Atlantic Avenue in East New York. He, too, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

That’s eight shootings and not a single life-threatening injury.

Moral of the story: criminals have shitty aim.

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