From the New York Times:
The victims included a young father who was shot while holding hands with his 6-year-old daughter in the Bronx.
Note, this video is something you may not want to see:
On Sunday, July 5th, police officers from the 44th Precinct responded to a 911 call for a male shot at Sheridan Avenue and East 170th Street. pic.twitter.com/kiEmmJfuEW— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDChiefOfDept) July 6, 2020
… The city surpassed 400 shootings in the first half of the year for the first time since 2016, with 528 by the end of last month; the 205 shootings in June were the highest for that month since 1996, the police said.
Other cities have seen similar spikes in shootings, most notably Chicago, where the current pace of homicides has the city poised to near its record high of 778 set in 2016. Chicago had 336 murders as of July 2; New York, with nearly three times the population, had 181 at the end of June — compared to 147 at the same time last year but a far cry from the homicide totals that exceeded 2,000 in 1990 and 1991.
We have so many security cameras and such good facial recognition software that it’s nuts that there are any premeditated homicides these days.
But from ABC 7 Chicago:
By Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
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