NY Governor's Aide Remains Critical After Being Shot in Head

NY Governor's Aide Remains Critical After Being Shot in Head

Carey Gabay was caught in crossfire just before the West Indian Day parade.

Published September 8, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — An aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains in critical condition after being caught in the crossfire between two gangs in Brooklyn.

Carey Gabay, a first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corp., was shot in the head during a pre-dawn party celebrating the West Indian Day parade on Monday.

He was taken to Kings County Hospital.

Cuomo called the 43-year-old Harvard-educated lawyer "an outstanding public servant" who joined his administration in 2011.

Gabay was walking with his brother near the Brooklyn parade route at 3:40 a.m. when he was caught in the crossfire.

The shooting was one of several outbursts of violence in the neighborhoods surrounding the parade. A 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed near Grand Army Plaza.

There have been no arrests in the shooting or stabbing.

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Written by Associated Press

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