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Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day gun violence in the Bx

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ (SEPT. 4) RE: Labor Day Weekend Gun Violence Incidents “Yesterday, the Bronx fell victim to a wave of disturbing gun violence. In just the 47th Precinct, our borough saw eight separate shooting incidents, and three small children—a 13 year old girl two boys, ages 11 and 10—are among those affected by these senseless acts, both in the 47th Precinct and elsewhere in our borough. “The response of the Bronx must be to act, and my office will continue to work to take as many illegal guns off of our streets as we possibly can. I urge all Bronxites with knowledge of illegal guns in their community to call 866-GUN-STOP to anonymously report those guns to the police, an action I encourage through my office’s ‘Peace in our Streets’ campaign. “We cannot allow the summer to close in a hail of bullets, and I know I speak for all Bronxites in condemning the despicable, cowardly violence that descended on our borough not only this weekend, but throughout the summer. This violence must stop,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. More information on the 866-GUN-STOP program can be found at http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/home/rewards.shtml.

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