Two people were shot dead on Monday in New York, at a carnival celebrating Caribbean culture in the hours before the city’s annual West Indian Day Parade.
The bloodshed came amid unprecedented precautions taken by police to ensure safety at an event routinely marred by violence and a year after an aide to the governor was killed by a stray bullet.
A male in his late teens or early 20s was shot in the chest at around 3:50 a.m. Monday in Brooklyn during J’ouvert, the New York Police Department said. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.
A 66-year-old woman was shot in the hand and the arm at the same location and was taken to a hospital in stable condition, police said.