Two children — a brother and sister — from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn have been found safe after they were announced missing on Saturday morning.
Police said the victim, 23-year-old Donte Slade, was found at his home on Herzl Street with a gunshot wound to the back. He had been involved in a dispute when he was shot by an unidentified man, authorities said.
The film documents the life of a 10-year-old boy trying to run away from a culture of violence — a culture that that never stops pursuing him.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide initiative aimed at curtailing gun violence on Saturday.
The victims told police the suspects were armed and wearing ski masks when they entered the Brownsville apartment.
Brownsville had been terrorized since last year by violent territorial disputes between the Wave Gang and Hood Stars, the Brooklyn district attorney’s office said.
The incident took place last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, at 4:25 p.m. The circumstances of the shooting are sketchy, but the incident itself was caught on surveillance video.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Andrew Lopez, 18, confessed to the shooting death of Zurana Horton last Friday. Two others were also arrested in the deadly gun violence.
Zurana Horton died instantly when bullets hit her in the face and chest, but thanks to her, 11-year-old Cheanne McKnight was only shot in the cheek and arm.
Zurana Horton, 34, was killed in crossfire Friday afternoon as she was picking up her child from P.S. 298 in Brownsville. Witnesses at the scene said the woman was pregnant. Another woman and 11-year-old girl were also hurt.
A teenage girl died early Sunday morning of stabbing wounds after an incident in Brooklyn.
A Verizon worker was electrocuted this morning while hanging FiOS cable in Brooklyn.
A New York State assemblyman and his young son found themselves caught in the crossfire on Wednesday night. No one was hurt, but the two had quite a fright.
The pledge should allow the summer jobs program to expand by up to 3,400 jobs. However, some are questioning whether the move is a genuine gesture or an attempt to buy the city’s good will.
Clergy members from Brownsville and Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn got a first-hand look at the NYPD firing range at Rodman’s Neck in the Bronx, where a series of dangerous scenarios where acted out.
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