Black People Make Up the Overwhelming Majority of Shooting Victims Amid NYC Wave

A surge of gun violence in New York City is targeting mostly black people, according to New York City Police Department data.

by Andrew Kerr

Black people have been victimized by gun violence at a far greater rate than any other racial group amid a surge of shootings and murders in New York City, according to New York City Police Department data reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

There were 194 shooting incidents that involved black victims in the city in June, a 177% increase from the 70 recorded in June 2019, according to NYPD Incident Level Data. Of those incidents, 27 were classified as murders, a 170% year-over-year increase from the 10 black people murdered in shootings in June 2019.

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