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September 10, 2012

4 Killed, Two Injured in NYC Over Weekend

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Written by: Kelly Virella

This photo is not from the scene of either attack depicted in this story. Photo courtesy of Flickr/bee721.


our people were killed and two were wounded as a spate of violence erupted this weekend — September 7-9 — in NYC, according to WNYC. “Mayor Michael Bloomberg reiterated his oft-quoted statistic from the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which finds 48,000 Americans will be killed in the next four years by illegal guns,” the radio station reports.

The race of those dead was not reported by the radion station, but as the map below shows, the attacks all occurred in neighborhoods with high concentrations of black people. And all of the victims were males.

Do you think it’s possible to drastically reduce this level of violence without massive economic reform that reduces black unemployment?

View Spate of Violence Erupts in NYC Over Weekend in a larger map

About the Author

Kelly Virella
Kelly Virella lives in an East Harlem walk-up with her husband, her bicycle and her books. She's worked as a journalist for 11 years and started this website during the summer of 2011. She fell in love with New York City during her first visit here as a 16-year-old and finally made good on her promise to move here in April 2010.


Official portrait from his tenure as US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.