Two suspects who are accused of shooting eight people, including three children, at a house party in the Bronx this past weekend have been arrested and charged by police. Onell Dasilva, 17, turned himself in yesterday and was charged with eight counts of attempted murder; Phillip Muir, 21, who has 16 prior arrests, was also charged with eight counts of attempted murder, multiple counts of possessing and using a firearm, and reckless endangerment.
Police say that around 3:39 a.m. Sunday morning, the two opened fire in the driveway of a Williamsbridge home as a party was happening. An 11-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl were all wounded, as well as four men ages 18, 19, 21 and 24—the 24-year-old remains comatose, and in critical condition, while the others all survived. It's unknown what sparked the shooting.
Altogether, sixty-seven people were shot over Labor Day weekend, and as a result, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says he wants more "boots on the ground" to deal with the crime spike.