One Dead, Others Injured After Violence Strikes NYC West Indian Day Parade
One Dead, Others Injured After Violence Strikes NYC West Indian Day Parade [Photo: Bob Jagendorf, flickr]
Authorities say one person has died and others are injured - one critically - after violence broke out in the run-up to New York City's West Indian Day Parade.
Police say the incidents occurred early Monday in Brooklyn.
A 24-year-old man died at a hospital after he was stabbed in the torso at around 2 a.m. in the Grand Army Plaza area.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says another man - critically injured by a random bullet to the head around 3:30 a.m. - is a Harvard-educated lawyer who works for the Empire State Development Corporation. He was walking with his brother at the time. The victim's wife is pregnant with their first child.
Other people were wounded by gunfire in separate incidents.
Overnight celebrations drew crowds hours before the start of the big parade.