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.