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New York City Gun Violence

De Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Thursday that he's joining the gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was co-f...

Guns Kill Three In One Night In NYC

| Posted 07.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — A man was killed and his brother hurt after they got into a fight with a gunman in the first of four overnight shootings in the city...

9-Year-Old Girls Shot, NYPD Looking For Teen Suspect

| Posted 08.16.2013 | New York

By Jess Wisloski KINGSBRIDGE -- A 9-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet on Friday night and police released a photo of a young man wanted i...

NYPD Boosts Patrols After Bloody Weekend

Newsday | Anthony M. Destefano | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York

Responding to a bloody weekend in which seven people were killed and more than two dozen were shot, the NYPD on Monday beefed up police staffing at pu...

25 Shot In 48 Hours In NYC, Six Dead

Posted 06.03.2013 | New York

A bloody weekend of gun violence in New York City has left six people dead. In just 48 hours, 25 people across four boroughs were shot, CBS reports. ...

11-Year-Old Girl Shot By Stray Bullet Is Paralyzed

| Posted 08.02.2013 | New York

By Claire Cameron BEDFORD STUYVESANT -- An 11-year-old girl may never walk again after she was shot in the neck outside her home Friday night when ...

11-Year-Old Girl Shot By Stray Bullet In Brooklyn

| Posted 08.01.2013 | New York

By Leela de Kretser BEDFORD STUYVESANT — An 11-year-old girl was shot in the neck as she walked outside her home Friday night when a teen gunman...

Teen Girl On Bus Killed By Random Gunfire

| Posted 07.19.2013 | New York

By Janon Fisher NEW YORK CITY — A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed while riding the bus Saturday night, police said. Daja Robinson, of Sout...

NY Gun Control Opponents To Rally In Albany

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 04.30.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- National Rifle Association President David Keene told a rally of thousands of opponents of New York's new gun control law Thursday tha...

5-Year-Old Boy Shot In The Bronx

Posted 02.22.2013 | New York

A five-year-old boy was accidentally shot with his father's gun in New York City Friday, DNAinfo reports. The boy's father claimed responsibility ...

NYC Teachers' Pension Fund Divests From Gun Makers

AP | Posted 04.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The $46.6 billion pension fund for New York City schoolteachers has sold its stock in companies that make guns and ammunition, city o...

13-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Firing Gun At Teen

DNAinfo | Posted 02.08.2013 | New York

EAST HARLEM -- A 13-year-old boy was arrested for shooting at another teenager Thursday outside the Jefferson Houses, police said. Police Officers ...

Mother Slain Teen Speaks Out Against Shootings

DNAinfo | Posted 02.01.2013 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — Hundreds of local residents marched through the streets Thursday night as a show of unity against a spate of Lower East Side shoo...

Kelly: Handguns More Dangerous Than Assault Weapons

Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has penned an editorial for The New York Post to highlight the danger of illegal handguns in New York City. While comm...

NYPD Sued Over Empire State Building Shooting

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A North Carolina college student hit by police gunfire during a shooting outside the Empire State Building argued in a lawsuit T...

ABC News Employee Shot To Death In Brooklyn

DNAinfo | Posted 03.13.2013 | New York

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT -- An ABC News staffer was shot and killed on Macon Street Thursday night, police and the network said, prompting fed up community ...

NYC's First Homicide Of 2013

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York

The Soundview section of the Bronx earned the dubious honor Thursday of seeing the first New York City homicide for 2013 when a 59-year-old woman was ...

First Hours Of 2013 Filled With Gunfire In NYC

DNAinfo | Posted 03.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- The city was filled with gunfire as at least seven people around the city were shot in the first hours of the New Year, according to...

NYC Murder Rate To Reach Record Low

Posted 12.26.2012 | New York

With less than a week left in 2012, the murder rate in New York city is still on track to reach its lowest level in over half a century. NYPD data...

Gun Violence AND Stop-And-Frisks Both Drop

| Posted 12.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — Shootings and murders have dropped this year along with a steep decline in the number of stop-and-frisks that NYPD officials have lo...

After Newtown, More NY Gun Control?

Posted 12.18.2012 | New York

New York may have the toughest gun laws in the US, yet in the wake of mass shootings across the country this year, and continued gun violence in New Y...

Boutique Owner Is The Third Killed With Same Gun

AP | Posted 01.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City boutique owner was fatally shot in the head with the same gun that killed two other shopkeepers over the summer. The...

Teen Who Dreamed Of Joining U.S. Navy Shot And Killed On Street

Posted 10.03.2012 | New York

KINGSBRIDGE — A teenager who dreamed of joining the U.S. Navy was shot and killed on Heath Avenue Monday night after trying to break up a fight betw...

NYPD Recovers Assault Rifle At Gun Buyback

Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

85 weapons were recovered at an NYPD gun buyback program organized over the weekend at at the Evergeen Baptist Church in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The da...

Cops Kill Bodega Worker They Mistook For Robber

| Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

By DNAinfo Staff THE BRONX — A worker in a Bronx bodega was shot and killed by police as he escaped an armed robbery in the store, police sources...