NY Assembly member pushes for a bill that tackles gun violence in NYC

NY Assembly member pushes for a bill that tackles gun violence in NYC

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A New York Assembly member is pushing a bill that would help combat gun violence in New York City by providing funding to community organizations.

The push for legislation comes amid a series of shootings in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The latest shooting involved 40-year-old Lavel Fraiser, who police said was shot on Sterling Place early Sunday morning.

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While city data shows shooting incidents in New York City are down 14 % compared to the same time last year, many Crown Heights residents are in grief in the wake of three deadly shootings in the span of a week.

At the end of February, 13-year-old Troy Gill was shot to death near Bergen and New York Avenues while on his way home from a basketball game, according to police.

A day earlier, a 33-year-old man died after being shot in the head at McKeever Place. Two days before that, a beloved deli worker lost his life after getting into an argument with the gunman.

Assemblymember Brian Cunningham is now pushing to pass a bill to combat gun violence in New York City.

“To ensure that resources from our state trickle down into our neighborhoods and make sure that we can stop these tragedies and make sure resources are deployed as soon as these strategies happen,” Cunningham said.

As for the shooting that happened Sunday morning, police say no arrests have been made.

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