One-year-old boy is killed and three men are injured after shootout at a Brooklyn cookout during bloody weekend in NYC where 23 people - including two teenagers - were shot

A one-year-old boy has died after a shooting in Brooklyn, New York, where three other men were injured - in just one of three gun-related incidents that broke out in the city this weekend.

Davell Gardner was fatally shot in the stomach after a dark SUV drove up to the scene of a cookout outside the Raymond Bush Playground in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood and at least two suspects dressed in black emerged and opened fire.
The shooting took place around 11.35pm on Sunday and the other victims were a 27-year-old man shot in the ankle, 35-year-old shot in the groin and a 36-year-old shot in the leg.
Cops were pictured on the scene at the Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Madison Street cross-section following the shooting. 
Police said the child had been sitting in a stroller. A stroller was left at the scene as well as several chairs on the sidewalk. 
The toddler passed away around 2.30am on Monday after being transported to Maimonides Medical Center.
The New York Post pictured the child's mother crying at the scene. The other victims have not been identified.
Two men dressed in black parked outside Raymond Bush Playground in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City Sunday at 11.35pm and opened fire. A stroller was left at the scene as well as several chairs on the sidewalk
Two men dressed in black parked outside Raymond Bush Playground in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City Sunday at 11.35pm and opened fire. A stroller was left at the scene as well as several chairs on the sidewalk
'The baby was with his family enjoying a Sunday night in the Summer when someone started shooting,' Chief Jeffrey Maddrey of the NYPD Chief of Community Affairs Bureau tweeted. 
'Three people were injured and the baby was killed. This. Must. STOP! We as a community, we as a police department denounce this disgusting violence.'
'These are the very real people affected by senseless gun violence,' NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted as he asked anyone with information to contact police.

The police boss met with the child's mother on Monday and Mayor Bill de Blasio mentioned the senseless shooting in his press briefing the same day. 
No suspects had been arrested by Monday at noon afternoon. 
'All I ask is they get the people who done this,' a relative at the scene of the shooting told The Post. 
Davell Gardner (not pictured), one, was shot in the stomach and died in hospital on Monday around 2.30am
Davell Gardner (not pictured), one, was shot in the stomach and died in hospital on Monday around 2.30am
Sunday's incident came as part of a series of shootings since midday on Saturday where around 23 people were injured in New York City, according to police sources. ABC reported that on Sunday alone 16 people were injured in 11 gunfire incidents.
Two other minors were victims and both are expected to survive, according to authorities.
In Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, a 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg on Prospect Place near Ralph Avenue around 9.10pm on Sunday. He was standing on a stoop when he felt pain and realized he'd been hit in the leg. He was in stable condition in hospital.
At around 5.30pm on Sunday, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the wrist at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard near West 143rd Street in Harlem.
Since the start of the year until July 4 there have been 530 shooting incidents, compared to 350 in the same period last year. There haven't been this many shootings reported since 1996.
Police data shows that shootings in the city last month were up 130 per cent year on the year - from 89 shootings last year to 205 this year. 
The family had been enjoying a cookout at Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Madison Street
The family had been enjoying a cookout at Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Madison Street
The NYPD has blamed a recent surge in gun violence on the release of people from jails amid the coronavirus pandemic and on recent calls to defund the police in favour of injecting some of the money into deprived communities.
However Mayor Bill de Blasio has blamed the court system and the struggle that the pandemic has placed on already deprived communities.
 'Do we think this has to do with the fact that there's record unemployment in the United States right now?' Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked in a virtual Town Hall last Thursday. 'The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?
'Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren't paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent.
'And so they go out, and they need to feed their child and they don't have money so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.'
One-year-old boy is killed and three men are injured after shootout at a Brooklyn cookout during bloody weekend in NYC where 23 people - including two teenagers - were shot One-year-old boy is killed and three men are injured after shootout at a Brooklyn cookout during bloody weekend in NYC where 23 people - including two teenagers - were shot Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:51 Rating: 5

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