NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gunfire erupted Monday night in the same borough where a 1-year-old was shot and killed not even 24 hours before.

Police surround a white car with a smashed bumper Monday night outside a motel on Conduit Boulevard in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Investigators believe its passengers abandoned it at around 6:30 p.m. after using it to pull off drive-by shootings of five people on three different blocks, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported.

All the victims are expected to survive, police said.

The 1-year-old, Davell Gardner Jr., died after being shot in the stomach while sitting in his stroller during a barbecue near a playground in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday night.

No arrests have been made in either case.

Mayor Bill de Blasio held a moment of silence during Monday’s press briefing and said he was “heartbroken” over the child’s death.

“We’ve got to take resolve out of every situation like this. We can never give up,” he said. “We can never give up on our children, we can never give up on our families, we can never give up on our neighborhoods — no matter how tough it seems.”

“It means the whole community has to be involved,” he added. “It’s never just about police. It has to be community and police together.”

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The shooting of the 1-year-old happened at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday outside Raymond Bush Playground on Madison Street.

Sources tell CBS2 police believe two men ambushed the victims and fired more than 20 rounds.

Three adults were also wounded, but were expected to survive.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea visited the scene and offered his condolences to the family, CBS2’s John Dias reported.

Advocates also showed up at the scene, people who’ve dealt with the loss of young loved ones, mothers who, themselves, know what it’s like to go through something like this, CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reported.

“You ain’t not gangsta. You a punk. You a punk, with a gun. You think is going to make you a man, but it ain’t,” resident Erica Ford said.

“This whole block should be out here, because everyone knows who’s doing what. They need to knock on those doors and say, listen, if you don’t do something about it, we are,” said Aaron Thomas of St. Albans, Queens.

The family of the 1-year-old lives in a shelter on Chester Street in Bed-Stuy. Throughout the day they sat out in front, grieving, hurt, and still trying to process what happened.

An uncle told Bauman he drove to the hospital as the 1-year-old was cradled in his mother’s arms, Bauman reported.

“I feel bad. I feel like I didn’t get there fast enough. I really tried my best to get him there as fast as I possibly could get him there,” the uncle said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family.

“I can’t imagine what they’re going through. It’s really awful,” resident Sarah Duffy said.

Others said they are just sick and tired of the senseless violence.

“Crime is up. People [are] shooting each other and killing each other. Got a lot of hatred going on,” said William Berry. “We’ve got to learn to get together.”

“Please put these guns down. We don’t need no more of this,” Tommy Holiday said. “When does this stop? Friday, my nephew was killed in East New York. Today, a 1-year-old baby. When does this stop? This is a shame, this is a 1-year-old baby seen no life yet.”

Community advocate Tony Herbert said he wants to see the NYPD’s Anti-Crime Unit back on the streets.

“The guns keep going off, and now we have a 1-year-old, and the blood is on the hands of this mayor and the state Legislature,” he said. “They need to raise the mandatory minimum of anybody carrying an illegal firearm to 10 years, and I can guarantee it will reduce this amount of gun violence.”

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It was another violent weekend in New York City with 22 shootings and 28 victims.

Two hours earlier and nearly two miles away, another child was shot Sunday in Crown Heights.

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Police said the 12-year-old boy was sitting in front of a home near Ralph Avenue and Prospect Place.

He was hospitalized in stable condition.

Authorities do not believe the shootings are related. The suspects in both incidents are still at large, and the motives remain unclear.

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, who has called for changes within the NYPD, said the recent surge in violence has nothing to do with police funding.

“Everything that was wrong in these communities has been worse since the pandemic. Why did we think the gun violence issue wouldn’t be part of that?” Williams said.

He said it is crucial community leaders and police work together to stop the violence.

“If you think law enforcement and police have no part to play, you are wrong in saying that. They have a part to play and many of us are going to do our best to make sure that part is done with equity and justice,” Williams said.

Anyone with information about any of the shootings is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

Comments (40)
  1. Ronald says:

    Is there a way, somehow, we can blame this on Trump, white privilege and 17th century slavery?

    1. Francesca says:

      Wouldn’t they love to if they could!!!!

    2. absolutely it is white mans fault and Trump is the leader of the white man, and we need to defund the police and get the case workers walking the streets 7×24 to prevent this! #NoLivesMatterInNYC

  2. King TUT says:

    All “journalists” are responsible for these shootings. The media has been lying about racial violence in America for months on end to create social chaos. Why are “journalists” allowed to wage this warfare on our nation? They all belong in prinson camps.

    1. F rancesca says:


  3. Head5959 says:

    It stops CBS when the main stream media starts reporting the truth. Not what the Marxist tell you to report.

  4. Sal says:

    BLM hasnt given them a dime or a protest just like the 18 murdered in 24 hrs in Chicago

  5. SW says:

    You need to get rid of DeBlasio he lies and doesn’t do anything to control the criminals and getting rid of police is the worse thing to do. They can’t keep up with the shooting. The judges release the criminals on little or no bail, that needs to change.

  6. Robert Brooks says:

    Typical…We had one here in philly last week, child killed…Sad state of affairs Being stupid and ignorant. This wacky chick in the white hair is no different…She’s just exacerbating the ignorance.

  7. Samuel Cozad says:

    This is FAKE NEWS! Everyone knows that NY has some of the toughest gun control laws and that Gun Control reduces gun violence. So how could this have happened. Simple – it never happened. This is just the left trying to bring in more gun control that isn’t needed as what they have they say is reducing gun violence – right??????

    1. Robert Brooks says:

      You just never know these days…It very well could be…

    2. TF Millar says:

      You are very funny, thanks for the laughs.

  8. barry says:

    Deblasio has effectively ruined NYC in record time. Move out and don’t ever vote Democrat.

  9. John F Kerrigan says:

    de Blasio be Woke!

  10. peter hamang says:

    Wasn’t it Bill DeBlasio who disbanded the 600 man Anti-crime plainclothes unit whose main accomplishment was to take illegal guns off the street? Gee maybe DeBlasio is the most
    responsible or this child’s death! Vote the nutcase out.

  11. TF Millar says:

    Gotta give the thugs a free reign, and pull the cops back.

  12. LightTheNight says:

    Democrats destroy everything they touch. NYC is now a place to avoid like the plague. Try something different NYC voters. Stop voting the same type of people in and then expecting different results.

  13. maddddoggg says:

    “It means the whole community has to be involved,” he added. “It’s never just about police, it has to be community and police together.”

    So does that mean NYC is also going to “defund the community?”

  14. panbk says:

    Let’s see, how can we blame it on Trump too?

  15. Bill Jefferson says:

    Way to go, DeCommio.
    Way to go, democRats.
    KAG 2020

  16. Gun Control Uninc says:

    NY is one of the most anti gun places on the planet, how can this happen under Democrats watch?

    1. Bill Jefferson says:

      Burn Loot Murder is how – the brownshirt division of the democRat Nanzi Party.

  17. LA NUKKA says:

    Anyone who lives + pays taxes in NYC is brain-dead. The cops are neutered and it wont be a safe place to live for at least a decade. Stop paying taxes + supporting this communist take-over. You could be dead tomorrow….

  18. H. Rosenstein says:

    All whites must be exterminated by all means possible, to usher in our communist Talmudic N.W.O..

  19. TF Millar says:

    Who wants to disband the police, and why is the MSM supporting their efforts?

  20. Glen Joaks says:

    To combat this Mayor wants to paint BLM on more streets.

    1. Frank Rodriguez says:

      Exactly! Painting useless slogans definitely seems to help…no one

  21. John Barnett says:

    Please be honest, if it’s NY or Chicago they are not play grounds, they’re killing fields.

  22. TF Millar says:

    Is an illegally possessed firearm considered personal property?

  23. Dan Hansell says:

    why is a 1-year old at a playground at 11:30p ? Oh, nevermind. I shouldn’t judge

    1. sassygirl8318 says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing. I am sorry, but a 1 year should be in bed at 11:35 PM and not out at a park. It is still sad that this happened to this little one.

    2. Roger Diaz says:

      exactly what I thought about “a group of people having a barbecue” at 11:30 pm. LOL please aint nobody grillin’ at 11:30 pm

  24. CYRUS says:

    I want to see every public official and community leader who claim to care about preventing violence in their communities get out there today and send a strong message that this cannot and will not be tolerated, and I want to see our City officials work hard to bring back effective anti crime enforcement to get these guns off the street now. We now have an innocent one year old killed as a result of gun violence. This is completely unacceptable, and we are broken as a society if we do not fix this now.

    1. TF Millar says:


    2. luismartinez says:

      “claim to care”???? The police are the ONLY ones who care, certainly not the thugs from BLM. BLM thugs and the White lemmings who follow them have intimidated the mayors of this country into pulling back the cops and now children are dying. This little boy’s blood is in DeBlasio’s hands.

    3. luismartinez says:

      BLM killed this boy.

    4. Joe Campbell says:

      The Left created this problem in the inner cities, so they really don’t care if children are murdered. As long as they vote Democrat, that is all that matters.

    5. JB says:

      Where are the protests? Where is the outpouring of concern for this baby? I don’t see anything happening because unfortunately this child’s death doesn’t fit the narrative, plain and simple.

    6. A. C. says:

      Saying that is not enough. But neither De Blasio nor his administration, nor anyone in the Democratic party is prepared to do what it really takes to fix that mess.

      1. CYRUS says:

        Yes, I hear a lot of rhetoric and rather feigned concern, but see very little action. Sometimes you have to make decisions are not always popular in order to save a lot of lives. Real leaders understand that. My question is, where are are real leaders in this State and City; can they please stand up and act?

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