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Crime Fundraiser set up for family of 1-year-old shot and killed at New York City cookout

08:30  14 july  2020
08:30  14 july  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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The cookout in Brooklyn on Sunday night was like many other outdoor parties in New York City during the pandemic. People gathered around a smoldering The 1 - year - old , Davell Gardner Jr., was hit in the stomach, officials said. He died a short time later at a nearby hospital, becoming one of the latest

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is vowing Monday that the “heartbreaking” shooting death of a 1 - year - old at a family cookout over the weekend “We mourn alongside the family of one - year - old Davell Gardner killed senselessly last night in Bed-Stuy,” the borough’s president, Eric Adams, wrote

A fundraiser has been set up for the 1-year-old boy who was shot and killed at a New York City cookout, amid a recent surge of violence in the Big Apple.

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Davell Gardner Jr. had been sitting in his stroller at the sidewalk gathering in Brooklyn when two men dressed in black fired a number of shots at the group before fleeing the scene. Gardner was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

“He was the joy of my life,” the infant's grandmother, Samantha Gardner told the New York Daily News. “I just got a call saying my grandson was shot.”

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A 1 - year - old boy was killed and others were wounded during a shooting at a cookout in Brooklyn capping violent Sunday in New York , police said. You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. 1 - year - old boy killed in New York as gun

1 - year - old shot , killed in Brooklyn. Duration: 01:33 3 hrs ago. The boy was killed and three others were injured when two gunmen opened fire at a cookout in Bedford Stuyvesant, police said.

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The others who were shot at the cookout are expected to survive, police said. A 27-year-old man was hit in the ankle, a 35-year-old man was shot in the groin and a 36-year-old man took a bullet in the leg, police said.

“They need to stop this gun violence,” Gardner told the paper. “I feel like this: You all are ranting and raving about black lives. But you take a life that was only a year and half old. And it’s not fair. It’s not fair to the grandparents. It’s not fair to the mother. It’s not fair to the father, the whole family in general.”

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No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing, authorities said. The deadly shooting came amid another violent weekend in New York City.

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A 1 - year - old boy is dead and three men hospitalized after a shooting on a Brooklyn street Sunday night during a family barbecue, police say. UP NEXT. NOW PLAYING: Food News. 1 - year - old boy killed in Bed-Stuy shooting . WPIX New York City , NY .

Davell Gardner Jr. was shot and killed when gunmen opened fire during a late Sunday night family “To wake up this morning and learn that a 1 - year - old child was killed on the streets of our city by The child’s death comes as New York experiences an uptick in shootings over the same time period

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"Last night, 4 people were shot at a Brooklyn cookout, including a 1-year-old child who died from his injuries," Police Commissioner Dermot Shea wrote on Twitter Monday. "These are the very real people affected by senseless gun violence."

This weekend alone, there were 28 shooting incidents and 35 victims across the city’s five boroughs. That compared to just five incidents and six victims during the same Friday-to-Sunday period last year, the New York Police Department told Fox News.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by Brooklyn resident Kenya Brown on behalf of the family which she said would "help pay for legal fees, rewards to find killers, funeral expenses, anything."

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"The family needs answers and they need it now!! On behalf of Samantha Gardner and Davell Gardner Sr. (Davell Jr's grandma and dad) I have put this campaign together," Brown said. "The family did not ask me to do this, but however we can help this family right now...we need all hands on deck."

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is calling on the New York Police Department to reinstate its recently-shuttered Anti-Crime Unit as the Big Apple continues to struggle with a surge in gun violence. © Provided by FOX News 1-year-old fatally shot while sitting in a stroller outside a Brooklyn playground. The call from one of the city’s most influential Black leaders comes days after the tragic shooting death of 1-year-old Davell Gardner, who was struck in the stomach with a bullet during a family cookout.

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