Aide to NY governor shot during West Indian Day festivities

NEW YORK – The West Indian Day Parade rolled through New York City’s streets Monday but again was marred by pre-dawn violence that left one man dead and an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in critical condition. Cuomo identified the staffer as 43-year-old Carey Gabay.

Police say Gabay was walking with his brother near the Brooklyn parade route at 3:40 a.m. when he was caught in the crossfire between gangs and shot in the head. The pair was walking back from a party celebrating pre-parade festivities.

Police also say a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death around 2 a.m.

The parade celebrates Caribbean culture and features outlandish costumes, indigenous foods, loud music and dancing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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