Davell Gardner was killed and three others were wounded when two gunmen opened fire at a family cookout outside a park in Bedford Stuyvesant late Sunday, the latest tragedy amid a massive uptick in shootings around New York City.
The child was struck near the Raymond Bush Playground at Madison Street and Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 11:35 p.m. Now, a $15,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to arrests.
(An additional $5,000 is being offered by the Sergeants Benevolent Association to bring the total to $15,000.)
Police say the two men, dressed in all black, opened fire on the group and then fled through the park. There were no words exchanged or dispute before the shots were fired, according to investigators.
Gardner -- two months shy of his second birthday -- was shot in the abdomen.
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"Put the guns down," Gardner's grandmother said. "Please, put them down. They're killing innocent people. Babies too."
A 27-year-old man was shot in the ankle, a 35-year-old man was shot in the groin, and a 36-year-old man was shot in the leg. They are expected to survive.
So far, no arrests have been made.
A candlelight vigil was held for Gardner on Tuesday evening where residents pleaded for change.
But within a mile of the vigil, two more shootings took place.
Community activists expressed both sorrow and anger, calling for more steps to be taken to solve the problem of the recent spike in gun violence.
"These legislators, these politicians need to wake up," activist Tony Herbert said. "We've told what should be done. They keep throwing money at organizations that come after the fact. It has to proactive."
Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at a rally in Harlem and and urged the people to be strong and be involved.
"There's a lot of frustration, a lot of anger, but it doesn't have to end this way," de Blasio said. "We get to write the ending of this story."
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or DM @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
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