From the New York Post:
By Joe Marino, Craig McCarthy, Sara Dorn and Aaron Feis
August 2, 2020 | 12:58am | Updated
There have been more shootings so far this year in New York City than in all of 2019.
A 24-year-old man who walked bleeding into Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx on Saturday night has pushed the city’s total number of shootings this year to 777 — topping the 776 recorded in all of last year, NYPD data compiled by The Post reveals.
And it’s only the first days of August, with five more months before the year is over.
The year’s plague of gunplay has touched every borough, killing or injuring 942 victims and cutting down not just hardened gang members but innocent children.
I get the impression that New York City and Chicago have slightly different topline ways of counting shootings, with Chicago emphasizing how many individuals have been hit by bullets, and NYC emphasizing how many incidents there have been in which one or person was hit.
But, in any case, both New York City and Chicago saw gigantic increases over 2019 in blacks shooting blacks during the current Black Lives Matter era.
Funny how that works …