Friday, March 19, 2010

Drive-By Shooting Spurs Call for More Police Resources

Contact: Alfred Chiodo at (718) 260-9191

Drive-by Shooting in Brooklyn on Thursday Spurs Call for More Police Resourses from Community and Council Member Letitia James

Multiple shootings within the 88th Police Precinct in the last two weeks

(Brooklyn, NY) - Two men, approximately 30 and 70 years old, were injured yesterday evening about 8:30 pm in a drive-by shooting on Clinton Avenue, between Gates and Greene Avenues. Their injuries were not serious, and the older was an innocent victim struck by a bullet intended for the other man, in what appeared to be a drug-related shooting.

“It is imperative that the 88th Police Precinct be declared an Impact Zone now,” said Council Member James. “There have been five shooting victims within this precinct in the last two weeks, and it is clear that more resources are needed. I call on Commissioner Kelly to respond to the critical public safety needs within the 88th Precinct immediately.”


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