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The man shot in the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, New York over Labor Day Weekend has been declared brain dead, his family says. The aide to New York governor Andrew Cuomo was walking down a Brooklyn street during the parade’s traditional Jo’uvert celebration, which starts the festivities.

AM NY reports:

Carey Gabay, 43, a first deputy general counsel working for the Empire State Development Corp., was caught in the crossfire over Labor Day weekend in Brooklyn as two rival gangs exchanged gunfire. Gabay had been at Kings County Hospital Center in a coma.

“We are saddened to announce that after an arduous week, Carey Gabay, our husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, has been declared brain dead as of late Tuesday,” his family said in a statement released Wednesday. “There are difficult decisions we will face in the coming hours and days as our family struggles to process what this means for us.”

Gabay’s loved ones asked that their privacy be respected.

“Carey has been fighting bravely surrounded by the loved ones to whom he has brought so much joy with his jovial nature, generosity of spirit and enduring smile,” the family said, adding: “This is a nightmare that’s shaken our resolve and tested our faith.”

Gabay was raised in public housing in the Bronx and went on to study at Harvard and become a lawyer. Cuomo said last week that the aide represented the “American dream.”

Governor Cuomo said he was ‘terribly saddened’ by the turn of events. New York police say they are using facial recognition software to try and locate the individual who shot Gabay.

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11 thoughts on “Man Shot At West Indian Day Parade Is Brain Dead, Family Says

  1. Maybe they should stop having the festival, didn’t someone get shot there last year too? So they will have it again next year and someone else will get killed. I know that it’s a few bad apples but if folks can’t go enjoy themselves without being shot then don’t have it period.

  2. Mark Odle on said:

    This is so sad and senseless. My deepest condolences to the Gabay family. I am a Deacon at the church where his parents attend and the church, as well as the community are praying for the Gabay family.

  3. specialt757 on said:

    So unfortunate that Ms. Gabay dies while the fool that shot him gets to live, he sounds like one of our good guys, I’m sure his family is devastated. Makes me sick just thinking about it.

  4. Where is the BLM hypocrites? Why did Tonya Pendleton leave out the description of the shooter? Oh never mind, I just answered the first question with the second question.

    • You are a hypocrite. The question you ask can be answered most effectively by those that you wish to mimic or be like, White Folks. Blacks have been trained for many decades to hate one another. This was the intent of your brethren when we were brought to this country, to control and enslave Blacks. Whites in America are the most hypocritical race of people in the world. There is not a fault or behavior expressed by Blacks in America, that have not been taught to Blacks and used against them.

      • TheDuke agree with you. But most of us were already here BEFORE those dreadful Europeans!! So sad for this young man and his family. Totally avoidable!!

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