It was a no-news-is-good-news kind of milestone: For the first time in at least 25 years, New York City just had a weekend with no shootings.
“A city of 8.6 million people — not a single shooting for three days,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday, according to CNN. “Let’s thank the NYPD for what they’ve achieved.”
In the city’s five boroughs, no shootings were reported from Friday to Sunday.
The New York Police Department’s current system for tracking shootings goes back only to 1993, so it’s possible that it was the first time in even longer, the department told CNN.
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