25-year-old killed in College Avenue shooting; Cuomo, de Blasio respond to uptick in gun violence
A shooting on College Avenue killed a 25-year-old victim.
Police say the shooting happened at 12:20 a.m. at 1150 College Ave. in the Concourse Village section. According to police, the 25-year-old man, identified as Billy Wynn, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
At this hour, no arrests have been made as police continue to investigate.
Gun violence is up by 29% so far this year. City data shows that gun violence is up in the Bronx almost by 74% compared to this time last year.
This recent shooting comes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Brooklyn Borough President Adams appeared side by side Wednesday to announce new initiatives aimed to curb the upward tick in gun violence.
The governor said they have targeted hot spot areas where a majority of the shootings happen. Cuomo is hoping the new initiatives will bring employment opportunities, community services, and violence interrupters aiming to give young people an alternative to getting involved with criminal activity.
Just last week, the governor declared the first in the nation gun violence disaster emergency as part of a new strategy to build a safer New York, calling the recent spike in gun violence in New York City an epidemic.
Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the increase in gun violence saying the city has moved resources to focus on gun events and cure violence movements in the Bronx. The mayor added that he will be spending time in the Bronx in the coming days.