New York, NY - The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has declared its unwavering commitment to combating gun violence in the wake of a series of shootings over the weekend. According to Micheal LiPetri, the Chief of NYPD Crime Statistics, seven out of the nine shootings that occurred between Friday and Monday morning took place in the Bronx, an area that receives significant police resources. While overall gun violence in the Bronx has been decreasing, LiPetri expressed concern about the rise in youth violence.
The weekend shootings were particularly alarming as they involved three children, one of whom, a 15. . .