Police to step up patrols of Times Square in New York after shooting

In particular, the area of the square will be patrolled by police from the emergency response squad, said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The NYPD will increase its presence in Times Square, where three people were injured in the May 8 shooting. This was announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

In particular, the area of the square will be patrolled by police officers from the Critical response command (CRC). “We are allocating additional resources to the Times Square area to strengthen security. We’re bringing in the CRC staff in Times Square. You will notice an additional [police] presence,” the mayor was quoted as saying by Reuters. The shooting incident occurred on the evening of May 8 near the police station at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 44th Street. The injured two women and a child, as explained later at a press conference, the head of the city police department Dermot Shea, were hit by bullets accidentally. Law enforcement agencies have distributed a video recording of the suspect, and his search is still underway.

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