August 1 2021 Queens, New York – After a mass shooting where 10 people were shot in North Corona, Queens, candidates for New York City mayor are calling for action.
“The people who were shot here were not members of gangs, for the most part. They were ordinary New Yorkers,” said Eric Adams, “Ten people were shot. That is a mass shooting.”
“I’m also calling for Congress to fully fund community violence intervention at the federal level with President Biden’s gun violence initiative and agenda.” added Adams.
Curtis Sliwa called for or a crackdown on gang members, hiring of more cops and offering incentives and witness protection programs to those willing to come forward. “We have to support the cops and their ability to stop, question and frisk.”
Sliwa said that “Guardian angels will now be patrolling this area” he added “and we are here to find out, because we are snitches, who did this crime”
On July in QUEENS, New York:
10 people were shot in North Corona, Queens shortly after 10:30pm on Saturday night.
Police say 3 to 4 suspects pulled up to a group of people standing in front of a laundromat on 98th Street and 37th Avenue and began shouting. They then opened fire as they drove down the block striking 8 men and 2 women with gunfire.
Police say that only 3 of the 10 people hit were the intended targets of the shooting and that it may be gang violence. The victims ages ranged between 19 and 72, and all are expected to survive, most of them receiving leg wounds.
Police shut down 5 blocks of 37th Avenue to investigate the crime.