Appearing on “The Daily Show” on Tuesday, de Blasio acknowledged the city has seen an alarming spike in shootings this year, but also said it’s an issue the Police Department is handling.
Crime has been spiking in New York City — with shootings and murders up — and the NYPD is preparing for a long summer.
A Queens rapper who was part of French Montana’s group, Coke Boys, has been killed in an early morning shooting.
Terence West was shot shortly after 1 a.m. outside the Lake Street Apartments in Newburgh, police said.
The victims drove themselves to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Police are investigating two shootings in East New York, one of which involved Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Investigators say the tally is a very large number and not typical.
Police are looking for two suspects involved in the incident at North Division and Main streets, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.
Police are still investigating the motives in both shootings.
The family of a man fatally shot in a Brooklyn subway station Tuesday is calling for the the retired correction officer who pulled the trigger to face a grand jury.
Shootings in New York City were up 23 percent for the year as of the beginning of February, and the NYPD on Monday pointed to one possible reason for the spike.
The 31-year-old was shot in the head around 7 p.m. on Catherine Street, in an area between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, police said.
New York rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested at a Midtown recording studio Wednesday, following a long-term NYPD investigation related to narcotics and shootings.
Quaron Isaacs, 20, of Brooklyn, was shot in the back and died at Kings County Hospital a short time later, police said.
Three people were killed and five others were injured in separate shootings in Newark this weekend, authorities said.