Participants in the annual West Indian Day Parade dance their way down Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Monday, September 7.

The day was not, however, without tragedy: one man was stabbed to death and three others shot and left in critical condition early this morning in areas near the parade. The shootings and stabbing erupted just before the start of the J’Ouvert Festival, the dawn celebration that kicks off the Labor Day festivities. One of those shot was Carey Gabay, a first deputy general counsel with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Gabay was reportedly caught in the crossfire between two gangs. He is in critical condition.


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