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The father of a baby who was fatally injured by a stray ball at a barbeque in Brooklyn in July calls for a “change” in an online video released Monday by the NYPD.
“My 1-year-old son was a victim of gun violence,” said Dave Gardner, the son of Dave Jr., who was killed in a shooting that reportedly involved at least one suspected gang member, an incident that struck the town. even if they are hit by a wave of attacks.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 21, 2020
The father describes his surprise when he learns that his baby has been shot
“That night I was planning his second birthday party, I talked to him, I heard him play outside and only that night did I hear a phone call that said he had a stomach ache,” said his son’s father in the video that the Chief tweeted Police Social Officer, Chief Jeffrey Maddrey
“And the doctors come to tell me my son is gone. He just took me to another world.” I just couldn’t believe it, “says Gardner.
“I felt like I was having a nightmare and couldn’t wake up. I felt lost. I was in a dark place.”
The frustrated father collapses and says, “I’m sorry” as he tries to get out together.
“There are only days when I wake up and hope and pray … just to see him, to hear his voice,” adds the father.
“I lost my firstborn, my baby,” he said, crying again.
“Help us to change something,” urges the audience. “It has to end. He has to do it. I had to bury my son.
“There are many parents who have to bury their children. Help us change something.”
The father’s call comes as the Big Apple continues to be plagued by increasing shootings and murders amid escalating violence.