Major cities are seeing a dramatic uptick in gun violence, according to reports, with spikes in shootings taking place in New York and Chicago, as well as in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon — two places where anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests are ongoing, months after the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police.
The New York Post reports that there have been 777 shootings in New York City in 2020, one more than the 776 that took place in the same area over the course of 2019.
“There have been more shootings so far this year in New York City than in all of 2019,” the outlet notes. “A 24-year-old man who walked bleeding into Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx on Saturday night has pushed the city’s total number of shootings this year to 777 — topping the 776 recorded in all of last year, NYPD data compiled by The Post reveals.”
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