After Halloween Shooting, Jamaica Leaders Rally For Safer Streets

 Councilmember I. Daneek Miller will participate in a rally against gun violence tonight at the Parsons Boulevard Pedestrian Plaza. Photo courtesy of I. Daneek Miller’s office.

Councilmember I. Daneek Miller will participate in a rally against gun violence tonight at the Parsons Boulevard Pedestrian Plaza. Photo courtesy of I. Daneek Miller’s office.

By David Brand

Two days after a shooting near the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in Jamaica, local leaders will rally to promote neighborhood safety and denounce gun violence tonight at 6 p.m. in the Parsons Boulevard Pedestrian Plaza.

The rally will feature Councilmember I. Daneek Miller, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, King of Kings Foundation and LIFE Camp, Inc.

Police say a 29-year-old man was shot in the leg near the corner of Archer Avenue and Parsons Boulevard Wednesday evening before 7 p.m. — peak trick-or-treating time.

The shooting was one of at least five that occurred citywide on Halloween.

Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 29, there were two shooting incidents within the confines of the 103rd Precinct, down from three over the same time period in 2017.