New York Metropolis has marked its first shooting-free weekend in 25 years, police stated Monday.
“We went Friday, Saturday, Sunday with none shootings and homicides,” New York Police Division chief James O’Neill informed reporters.
“That is the primary time in many years, and that is one thing not simply the NYPD, however all New Yorkers might be pleased with.”
The final time probably the most populous U.S. metropolis of 8.5 million had a weekend with out shootings was in 1993, based on police.
However there have been intermittent spikes. The weekend of October 6-7, for instance, was “horrible,” with a number of shootings in Brooklyn and the Bronx, authorities stated.
The variety of murders is on the rise once more this yr, after hitting a low in 2017 with 292 whole — a file because the 1950s.
Within the first half of 2018, town recorded 147 murders, an eight p.c enhance over the identical interval in 2017, and largely in Brooklyn and the Bronx.