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14 killed by gunfire this week in NYC as shootings surge

by Paul Goldberg

New York City suffered a bloody week according to a new report from the NY Post.

In the city run by Mayor Bill de Blasio, and governed by Andrew Cuomo, 76 injured and 14 murdered, more than double the number of shootings as the same week last year.

Per the NY Post, those killed “included a man who was shot dead just after 2 a.m. at the entrance of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park” according to the NYPD.

During a Friday teleconference, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged that crime in NY is “a problem.”

Cuomo also attempted to deflect some of the blame to President Trump and cited his response to George Floyd’s death and even comments Trump made after the Charlottesville protests in 2017.

“Now, the genesis of the crime you can have a great debate about, but the Trump economy, Trump not providing COVID relief, the George Floyd murder, Trump’s response to the George Floyd murder, race relations stress, Trump, there are good people on both sides, Ku Klux Klan,” said Cuomo.

He added “So, I think Trump has some liability for the increase in the crime.”

Earlier this month, Fox News reported at 777, there have been more shootings year to date in the city than the 776 in all of 2019.

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