For the first time since 1993, New York City went an entire weekend without any shootings according to the New York Police Department.
“This past weekend #NYC had no shootings, a milestone we haven’t reached in over a decade. My thanks to every member of the #NYPD for working hard to protect this city and to every member of the public who has helped us make this city so safe”.
The streak of no shootings over the weekend began Thursday, following a shooting in Brooklyn and carried through until Monday, when a person was shot in the Bronx.
Mayor Bill de Blasio commended the NYPD for the lack of shootings while speaking at the department’s graduation ceremony Monday.
“A city of 8.6 million people, not a single shooting for three days,” he said. He called it an “extraordinary” achievement and credited the NYPD for the streak.
25 years is roughly 1,300 weekends in a row with a shooting, that’s insanity.
I hope this continues.