Bloomberg blames guns for violence after parade

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tuesday blamed illegalhandguns for a shooting that killed three people and wounded two police officers a few blocks from the route of

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tuesday blamed illegalhandguns for a shooting that killed three people and wounded two police officers a few blocks from the route of the annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.

"This is a national problem requiring national leadership," Bloomberg said, "but at the moment neither end of Pennsylvania Avenue has had the courage to take basic steps that would savelives."

The gunshots rang out just after 9 p.m. Monday in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood after the parade. Two shooters were killed along with a 56-year-old bystander.

Bullet fragments hit one police officer in the left arm and chest. He was hospitalized but was expected to survive. Another officer was grazed by a bullet.

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