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One NYC parade gunman is still alive: police

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 7:30 EDT
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Gun violence erupted during yesterday’s West Indian Day parade in New York City, leaving two people dead and two police officers wounded, according to area media. What began as a conflict between two armed men quickly escalated into a shootout with police around 9 p.m., and police initially said both gunmen were killed, along with an innocent bystander.

In revised reports Wednesday morning, police said they were misinformed about the death of one gunman. The shooter’s motives remain uncleaer, but the West Indian Day parade has been marked by a history of violence.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has blamed Washington for not taking bold action against “illegal firearms.”

This video is from the Associated Press, broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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