A timeline of gun violence in New York City in 2022
Gun violence is on the rise in New York City.
According to NYPD's Compstat figures as of Jan. 30, there have been 94 shooting incidents in the five boroughs so far this year. That's up from 71 at this time a year ago.
Shooting victims are up as well - 104 over the first 30 days of 2022 compared to just 79 last year. Numbers only tell part of the story, however.
Two weeks ago, a 19-year-old cashier was shot and killed in an attempted robbery at a Burger King in East Harlem. Two days later, an 11-month-old girl was struck in the cheek by a stray bullet in the Bronx.
Two days after that, NYPD detectives Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora responded to a domestic dispute call in Harlem - both officers were shot and killed.
On Jan. 25, a man was shot in the emergency room waiting area at Jacobi Hospital. Six days later, Kings Plaza Mall in Brooklyn was the site of another shooting.
Just days ago, a man was shot and killed on Avenue L and an off-duty NYPD officer was shot in Queens within the span of 24 hours.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new interstate task force on illegal guns and then Mayor Eric Adams laid out his blueprint to tackle gun violence. It's a plan that he says requires help from the federal government and President Joe Biden, prompting the commander-in-chief's visit to New York City.