A recent surveillance video shows the horrific moment of two goons open firing on a Brooklyn barbecue, striking and killing 1-year-old Davell Gardner.
On Tuesday, NYPD Chief of Detectives, Rodney Harrison tweeted the 10-second clip which shows two men firing off multiple rounds as they run across Madison Street outside of Raymond Bush Playground in Bedford-Stuyvesant late Sunday. It seemed like they were pursuing a group running ahead of them.
NYPD is offering a reward of $10,000 to anyone with information about the whereabouts of the gunmen.
Thank you to the @SBANYPD for raising an additional $13,000 reward for credible information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) who shot and killed 1-year-old Devall Gardner on July 12.
Call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or DM @nypdtips https://t.co/8Vc00mYR97
— Chief Kenneth Corey (@NYPDChiefOfDept) July 15, 2020
One of those shots fired, fatally hit little Davell in the stomach while he was out with his family around 11:30 p.m.
Multiple other pedestrians were also struck and wounded by the gunfire.
Gun violence in USA
Gun violence in the United States results in tens of thousands of deaths and injuries every year. Compared to 22 other top-tier nations, the U.S. gun-related homicide rate is 25 times higher. The ownership and control of guns are highly debated issues in the country. It has been more and more common in the US since BLM Matters movement. Some states have even declared an emergency and deployed social forces to main the law and order of unstable regions.