In Brooklyn, residents traumatized by spiralling gun violence

New York (AFP) – On a regular sunny Saturday afternoon in late summer, the Raymond Bush playground in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood would be bustling. But these are not normal times, and the park is nearly empty.Under a tree, stuffed animals, balloons and candles are clustered in tribute to Davell Gardner, a one-year-old killed on July 12 when he was hit by a stray bullet at a family cookout.”This is just overwhelming. It’s sickening — every day, you have to see someone getting shot, someone has lost their life,” says the boy’s father, 25-year-old Davell Gardner Sr. “It has to st…

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