Cuomo Staffer Shot Ahead of NYC Parade Not Doing Well


West-Indian-Day-ParadeA lawyer appointed to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration was one of three people shot during pre-celebrations for New York City’s West Indian Day Parade early Monday.

Cuomo said Carey Gabay, 43, was shot in the head and is in critical condition after violence erupted ahead of the massive parade. A 24-year-old made died at the hospital after he was stabbed at about 2 a.m. while two others were shot ahead of the J’Ouvert Festival, which kicked off at 4 a.m. Monday.

Gabay, who was struck in the head by a “random bullet” around 3:40 a.m. while walking with his brother, was “not doing well” as of Monday afternoon, according to Cuomo.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear, but the governor suggested Gabay was a bystander. Read more at NBC New York.

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  1. Why was NYPD not alert to the reported presence of TWO gangs in the area at this time? Where was DeBlasio? What other gangs exist, not under surveillance, in Crown Heights?