A father was tragically shot dead in NYC while walking with his 6 year old daughter.
Chief Rodney Harrison shared a video of the tragic event Monday and wrote:
On Sunday, July 5th, police officers from the 44th Precinct responded to a 911 call for a male shot at Sheridan Avenue and East 170th Street.
On Sunday, July 5th, police officers from the 44th Precinct responded to a 911 call for a male shot at Sheridan Avenue and East 170th Street. pic.twitter.com/kiEmmJfuEW
— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) July 6, 2020
Per The Sun, Rodney Harrison, the NYPD’s chief of detectives, tweeted on Monday that Robinson was shot “multiple times.”
The 29-year-old later died from his injuries, per police.
Harrison posted surveillance footage online and asked for any information related to the man’s death.
According to the New York Post, Robinson — who lived in Brooklyn — was one of eight homicides throughout the city during the Fourth of July weekend.
At least 49 shootings were reported in total.
The deadly holiday weekend follows a more than 130 percent surge in crime in June, compared to June 2019.
Police announced on Monday that the number of shootings rose in all five boroughs, reporting that 205 shootings involving 270 people occurred last month, compared to 89 shootings during that period last year.
“The sharp increase in shootings and violence in New York puts innocent people at risk and tears at the fabric of life in our city,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement.
“The challenges are great for an NYPD facing the strain of deep budget cuts, changes to the criminal justice system that are impacting the courts, and the continuing international health pandemic.”
He continued: “But through it all, I have seen our hardworking men and women display an unwavering commitment to the kind of fair and effective policing that defines our agency and that New Yorkers expect and deserve.”