What the hell is wrong with these fools???
In one of the bloodiest single days in recent city history, 25 people were brutally shot in just over 24 hours this weekend — including three kids at a house party-turned-shooting gallery in The Bronx.
Calling the chilling violence “just unconscionable,” Mayor Bloomberg demanded that the feds step up their efforts to get illegal weapons off the streets.
“We just cannot continue to have these guns in the hands of kids who don’t understand the value of human life,” he said.
Two dozen of the victims were shot in 13 incidents between 6 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. yesterday, authorities said.
More than half of those were wounded — one fatally — within a five-hour stretch, from 3 to 8 a.m. yesterday.
The 25th victim was shot at 9 a.m. yesterday.
The one-day crime wave mirrored the city’s drug-fueled epidemic of violence in the 1980s and ’90s, police sources said.
“Last night was unbelievable,” one source said. “I can’t remember a couple of hours like these since the days of crack.”
The violence continued during the day yesterday, with at least five more shootings through midnight, one of them fatal.
A total of eight people alone were shot at 3:40 a.m. at the out-of-control house party on East 221st Street in The Bronx, authorities said.
The violence erupted after one man crashed the gig and then got into an argument with another male partygoer, sources said. Each opened fire on the other, spraying the panicked crowd with at least 21 bullets.
“I heard three shots, then a bunch more,” said a neighbor who asked that her name be withheld. “Then I heard people going over the fence and women screaming.”
Sabine Walters, 48 — whose daughter threw the “liquor barbecue” bash and whose 11-year-old son, Shaquan, was hit in the right calf by a bullet — said, “I looked around, screaming, ‘Where’s my son? Where’s my son?’ “
Shaquan, his leg wrapped in white gauze, looked terrified as he whimpered to a reporter from his bed at Jacobi Hospital, “My foot hurts.”
Police said they were searching for 17-year-old Oneil DaSilva, of Mount Vernon, in connection with the shooting. His rap sheet includes nine arrests for attempted murder, third-degree assault and burglary.
The second suspect has not been identified.
The other two wounded kids were a 13-year-old girl hit in the left thigh and a 14-year-old girl shot in the back. Both were in stable condition last night.
Five men were also shot at the party. A 24-year-old victim, shot twice in the chest, was in critical condition.
SMH, thank goodness summer is over.