The violence that Mayor Bloomberg mentioned yesterday—25 shot in one day—grew as another six people were shot in Brooklyn by this morning. The Post reports, "Police sources believe the three shootings this morning are connected to the pre-dawn festivities leading up to today's West Indian Day parade."

Apparently four were shot—one fatally—at a barbecue on East 54th Street after midnight, a man was shot at Linden Boulevard and Nostrand Ave at 4:24 a.m. and a woman was shot on Empire Boulevard at 6 a.m. today.

The other 25 people were shot in "14 separate incidents in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx" between 6 a.m. on Saturday and 6 a.m. yesterday, according to the Daily News. One of the bloodiest events was a backyard party in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, which left an 11-year-old, 13-year-old and 14-year-old among the eight wounded. The 11-year-old's mother told the News, "These people come with guns and shoot at anyone. They don't care if there are children around." The shooting occurred at 3:39 a.m.: The NY Times spoke to the 11-year-old boy's sister, "The boy had been asleep inside, she said, but in the minutes before the violence began, he had gone outside because he was hungry."

Mayor Bloomberg said the violence was "unconscionable" and complained, "There are just too many guns on the streets and we have to do something about it." He demanded that the "federal government to step up... Both ends of Pennsylvania Ave., both sides of the aisle. We cannot continue to have these guns in the hands of kids who don't understand the value of life."