In case you hadn’t heard, there will be a prayer march/walk through Crown Heights, from Kingston Avenue and Eastern Parkway to Medgar Evers College, TONIGHT beginning at 6pm.
The event is in response to the general ongoing presence of violence — including gun violence — in Brooklyn and around the country.
In the wake of the shooting death of Carey Gabay, a Clinton Hill resident and former lawyer for Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was an innocent bystander during Labor Day weekend’s West Indian American Day festivities, the walk/march is also being held in his memory.
“On behalf of the 35th Council District, I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and colleagues of Carey Gabay,” wrote Councilmember Laurie Cumbo. “Too many lives and too many families have been impacted by violence, which only divides and destroys our communities. Today and everyday, we stand united and committed to bringing an end to all violence against all peoples.
Gabay died yesterday (Wednesday, September 16), over a week after falling into a coma as a result of being shot in the head by an as-yet-apprehended suspect.
As 57th District Democratic Leader Olanike Alabi wrote, let’s come out and support the Gabay family and ALL victims of senseless shootings and violence.”