Reports indicate that a lawyer in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration was one of three people shot in Brooklyn early Monday morning ahead of the West Indian American Day Parade. The victim remains in critical condition after being shot in the head.
Violence erupted during the annual J’Ouvert Festival in Brooklyn before West Indian American Day Parade. The victims include a man who was fatally stabbed after a fight, the shooting of a 39-year-old man and a 20-year-old man who was grazed by a bullet.
One of the men has been identified as 43-year-old Carey Gabay who is First Deputy General Counsel at Empire State Development The shooting reportedly occurred at Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place.
Gabay remains in critical conditions at Kings County Hospital where Gov. Cuomo is expected to visit him.
“Carey is a friend to all who have the pleasure of meeting him. I ask that New Yorkers join us by keeping him, his wife Trenelle and his family in their prayers at this time,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This tragic shooting – this one by another seemingly random bullet – is the latest heartbreaking reminder that the crime of gun violence must stop.”
Police are investigating a motive and no suspects have been named. One man was arrested at the scene who reportedly had a pistol.