The New York Police Department is searching for the woman who brazenly shot and killed another woman on a crowded city street in Brooklyn.
Surveillance video of the incident released by police shows a woman in black tights and a black long-sleeve shirt casually approach another woman chatting with a group of people. The suspect pulls a gun out from behind her back and shoots the unsuspecting woman, with her back turned, in the head at point-blank range.
Police said the suspect then shot the woman again several times after she fell to the ground from the first shot. The victim, identified as 42-year-old Delia Johnson, suffered gunshot wounds to the head and legs, police said.
Johnson was taken to Interfaith Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
The shooting, which took place in the borough’s Prospect Heights neighborhood at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, caused the group of people to scatter.
The suspect immediately got into a white vehicle and sped away from the scene.
Police have not released a possible motive for the shooting.
Crime has been on the rise in New York City during the pandemic. There’s been a 35.4% increase in murders in the last two years, according to NYPD data, though murders are down 2.4% in 2021 year-to-date compared to last year.
Shooting incidents in particular have skyrocketed, data shows. There’s been a 15.8% increase from 2020 to 2021, year-to-date, data shows, and a 100% increase over the past two years.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a briefing Thursday on July’s crime stats that he believed the police are gaining the upper hand on crime after a rough 2020.
“We saw a perfect storm of problems, challenges, crises all hitting together in 2020 like nothing we have ever seen in our lives,” de Blasio said Thursday. “But we are fighting back, we are coming back strong.”
“No one is diminishing the challenges,” he added. “We have real work to do, real problems to solve.”
Anyone with information on the shooting can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Bill de Blasio was all for defunding the police, what the hell did he and all other left wing dimwits think was going to happen, when you “defund” the police and on top of that release lots of dangerous hardened criminals from prisons in New York City?
I hope that the American people are happy now, with Joe “dementia” Biden and his radical friends like AOC, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Newsome, et al after 18 months of riots across the USA and sky rocketing crime rates!
I live in Europe and visited the USA a couple of times back in the 1980’s and 1990’s when for instance San Francisco was still a relatively nice city to visit. Today I would not visit the US even if I was paid to do so! I sincerely hope that Mr. Trump will be voted back into the White House, while there’s still something left of the USA!
Nonsense. Defund the Police means providing more funds to emergency social services and mental health directly. These are all lumped into Police Funding at this time.
For you to come up with that crock of crap you must be a liberal.
Anonymous…you’re jesting…aren’t you?
Anonymous…you’re jesting…aren’t you? I hope so!