Danger in Brownsville

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  • How Do Crime Rates Affect African-Americans?
  • Can Demographics Influence Crime?
  • Gang Violence
  • Terror In Your Own Backyard
  • How to Counteract Violence
  • Community Organizations Offer Support
  • Brownsville Deadliest Neighborhood In New York
  • Another Inocent Child Killed
  • About Brownsville
  • Leading Crime Rates

Gang Violence

Caught in gang crossfire, Zurana Horton, 34, was shot to death while trying to shield her children in October 2011 when a gunman on a Pitkin Avenue rooftop shot at a group of rivals on a crowded street. In 2012, the NYPD arrested 43 members from two rival gangs, which were responsible for six homicides and 32 shootings. 

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