EW YORK — Revelers in costumes danced as the sounds of steel drums filled the air Monday at the city's anbbean nations. Dancers in brightly colored costumes and feathered crowns shimmied their way along as steel drum bands played music in the streets.
"It's amazing, like absolutelyomo, among the raft of state and local elected officials marching in the parade, connected the shootings to illegal guns.
"NYPD doubled the number of police they had on duty," he said. "I don't know what else they could've done, and I think the lesson is it's not just about more police. It's going to take all of us working together to make a difference."
Crime scene investigators with the New York Police Department work at the scene where multiple people were killed and others injured in a shooting during J'ouvert festivities in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
He continued: "We have to stop the violence, stop the shooting, stop the killing, and we have to do something about the insanity of illegal guns in this country."
J'ouvert brings an estimated 250,000 people to the streets, and the parade beautiful, to see so many different cultures," nual West Indian Day Parade, but despite an expanded police presence violence agy Gabay, who had worked for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and was deputy counsel of the state's economic development agency, was shot in the head and killed as two street gangs exchanged gunshots during J'ouvert festivities. Separately, a Bronx man, Denentro Josiah, was stabbed to deaain marred the event, with two people shot to death at pre-dawn festivities.he New York Police Department had doubled the number of officers at J'ouvert and the West Indian Day Parade, which are overseen by different organizations. They also added security cameras and more light towers.
The changes came a year after lawyer Carey Ga
A 17-year-old, Tyreke Borel, was shot in the chest at around 3:50 a.m. in Brooklyn during J'ouvert, a celebration that fills the streets with music hours before the parade steps off. Police said a 72-year-old woman was shot in the arm at the same location and was hospitalized in stable condition. Soon after, a 22-year-old woman, Tiarah Poyau, was shot in the head just a block away, police said. Borel and Poyau died, and police said they were investigating whether