The officer said the 22-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and is expected to survive.
Police said the drive-by shooting occurred Sunday in a park in Brooklyn, one of 39 shooting incidents from Friday to Sunday that left 46 dead, including teenagers.
Detectives are trying to determine whether Sunday’s shooting is also a trend they are seeing after more drive-by shootings in New York City. The official said gang members are now renting or borrowing cars for the shooting.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD officials have pointed to a litigation of reasons for the increase in first offense, which they say culprits released from prison, non-prosecution by district attorneys, police corrections in which officers are involved in making arrests Is hesitant, and the influence of Kovid-19.
As a way to address the violence, the NYPD revealed a strategy that included sending more police officers to areas where violence persists.
“This is the perfect storm where we have seen so much chaos, so much pain, so much frustration, and in the midst of all this city that we don’t even have the normal things that we depend on to make sure we stop the violence. “Like a functioning court system,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio, who took aim at the court system at a news conference on Tuesday.
“We need to follow through on the prosecution because there are so many of these individuals, if we had the usual full function – it’s everyone and the NYPD, prosecutor, judge, court system – if everything worked normally. Was doing. Those who commit violence will not get out on the street, “de Blasio said.” This is really the link to the disappearance of some of these people who are committing the most violence on the streets. “
In response, the tcity office of Court Administration spokesman Lucian Shalfen stated that the court system was working to reestablish full court operations, including jury trials.
“Without offering any specifics, the mayor explicitly told us thousands of people a week to call the townspeople for jury duty,” Chalfen said in a statement. “He consistently demonstrates that he does not fully understand how the criminal justice process works.”
The mayor’s press secretary, Bill Nehardt, countered that the courts responded with “petty insults” and “continued inaction”.
“We need to open the courts completely,” Neidhart said in a statement. “It is possible to do this safely and time has passed to complete it.”
Cuomo said, “I believe prosecutors, district lawyers, feel political pressure even in the moment, but they can’t do what kind of case they charge. They are there to enforce the law. Are. Enforce the law. ” “There is a difference between people with peaceful protesters – where the DA has said they wanted to show leniency, which I and I support. This is different from a person who was robbed, or a person with a gun, and They should not play. How they do politics in one case. “
On Tuesday, detectives were in a park in Brooklyn, where a volley of gunfire broke out the night before. Investigators found 10 shell casings and are still working to identify a motive for the shooting, although they expected it to be gang-related.
On Sunday, 16-year-old by the NYPD, Klemmer P. Mendez, and two teenagers identified as 18-year-old Antonio Antonio, were playing basketball when a gunman, who was standing through the sunroof of an SUV, opened fire while knocking the car down. Road, police said.
Police said Mendez was shot in the head and was pronounced dead. Police said Villa was taken to a nearby hospital, where he could not be saved. According to police, a 17-year-old boy was also hit in the leg.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted surveillance video showing gunmen showing fire from the sunroof of a late model Honda CRV.