GUN VIOLENCE HITS CLOSER TO HOME

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4-year-old Lloyd Morgan is dead after being hit by a bullet in the head during a Bronx shootout at a basketball court last night. Two men were also wounded in the gunfire during a tournament at an E. 165th St. court in Morrisania, according to public safety officials..

Bron Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says “I am deeply saddened by last night’s incident in Morrisania, where four-year old Lloyd Morgan fell victim to gun violence while playing at a playground where his family and neighbors were enjoying a basketball game and barbecue. My heart goes out to his family through this difficult time as we keep little Lloyd Morgan in our prayers. These senseless acts being committed in our borough, and in fact across the City and nation must stop. It is disappointing that our residents can’t relax on a Sunday without fearing their life will be taken by a thug’s bullet. My office will continue to work to take as many illegal guns off of our streets as we possibly can.

Diaz urges all Bronxites with knowledge of illegal guns in their community to call 866-GUN-STOP to anonymously report those guns to the police, a program that his office continues to promote through a ‘Peace in our Streets’ campaign”

More information on the 866-GUN-STOP program can be found at the following link:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/home/rewards.shtml