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1 dead, Cuomo aide shot in liberal anti-gun paradise, NY

1 dead, Cuomo aide shot in liberal anti-gun paradise, NY

By Matthew Diebel for USA Today

NEW YORK — A man was killed and several others injured — including an aide to New York Gov.Andrew Cuomo — during a series of stabbings and shootings ahead of Monday's West Indian Day Parade in New York City, police said.

The stabbing death and the first shooting happened at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza after violence broke out about 2 a.m. near where a separate predawn march was scheduled to start at 4 a.m.

One man had a gunshot wound and another was stabbed, police said. The two men were taken to New York Methodist Hospital in the nearby Park Slope neighborhood, where the stabbing victim, age 24, died. The shooting victim, 21, was shot in the buttocks. He is expected to recover.

The Cuomo aide, Carey Gabay, 43, who is the Empire State Development's first deputy counsel, was shot in the head in nearby Crown Heights at about 3:40 a.m., police said, adding that he was caught in the crossfire as two gangs fired at one another. He was listed in grave condition at Kings County Hospital. No arrests had made been, police said.

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