Dead, Carey Gabay, An attorney who works in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration was shot in the head early Sunday morning in Brooklyn during festivities prior to the West Indian Day Parade.
The governor’s office said 43-year-old Carey Gabay is at a local hospital in critical condition after the shooting.
Carey was caught in the crossfire during a gang-related shootout while walking with his brother during the J’Ouvert Festival, which began early Sunday morning, hours before the West Indian Day Parade, ABC 7 News reports.
The NYPD told the news station that Carey was “an unintended target,” and ducked behind a parked car, but was struck in the top of the head.
The shooting happened at about 3:40 a.m., just before the start of the J’Ouvert Festival at 4 a.m.
Calling the shooting “a nightmare that’s shaken our resolve and tested our faith,” the family asked anyone with information about what happened to contact the police.