Residents of several neighborhoods in Brooklyn say they are fed up by the violence after yet another senseless shooting.
A playground in Bushwick was full of kids about 9 p.m. Thursday when a 24-year-old man was shot in the head during a basketball game after a dispute. Community activists said that the shooter went home, got a gun, came back, and opened fire.
The shooting happened four days after a 3-year-old boy was hit by a stray bullet in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
All this during a week where shootings are up 28 percent compared to the same time period last year
Community activist Tony Herbert says these shootings are exactly the reason he supports the police department's stop-and-frisk program. He says the city has no other choice.
But some critics have said stop and frisk amounts to racial profiling and should be stopped.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg is a longtime proponent of stop and frisk and defended it again on his radio show.
Fox 5 also spoke to some community members who say they want guns off the street but don't necessarily think stop and frisk is the best way to make it happen.