New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is demanding action from Washington after 24 people where shot in the city during a span of 24 hours, this Labor Day weekend.
A rash of shootings in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday left many injured and one man dead.
As of Sunday night, no arrests have been made.
New York Daily News reports:
The mayor said 24 people shot in 24 hours in the city “is just unconscionable.”
“We cannot tolerate it,” Bloomberg said while speaking at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn. “There are just too many guns on the streets and we have to do something about it.”
New York has the toughest gun laws in the country, but Bloomberg said the city alone cannot stop the onslaught of shootings. “We need the federal government to step up,” he said.