Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:04

Bronx Borough President Diaz says he is deeply disappointed and saddened by last night’s triple shooting at the Astor Deli Grocery, where three innocent bystanders--including two young girls--fell victims to gun violence.

He considers these acts of violence unacceptable that, despite the efforts of the police department, district attorney and others to take as many illegal guns off our streets as possible, these senseless acts of gun violence continue to infest our borough.

“Just last month, eight year old Armando Bigo was also shot in Soundview. I am saddened that our families cannot shop at their local grocery stores without looking over their shoulder in fear of gun violence.

"These senseless acts of violence must stop. My office will continue to work with the police, our district attorney, elected officials, and other community organizations to take as many illegal guns off of our streets as we possibly can.

“I urge 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 my office continues to promote through our ‘Peace in our Streets’ campaign,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

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