Tue. Jan 25th, 2022

Yet another innocent bystander was wounded by gunfire in the heart of Times Square over the weekend. Now the mayor is unveiling a new program to address what he describes as an “unacceptable state of affairs” regarding gun violence.

No arrests have been made in Sunday’s shooting of a 21-year-old upstate man in town for a baptism who was wounded while walking through Times Square with his family. It wasn’t far from where another gunman opened fire and also injured innocent bystanders less than two months ago.

The latest victim, identified as Samuel Poulin, is expected to recover. What would have been a joyous celebration could have ended in tragedy when someone shot Poulin in the back near the Marriott Marquis on Broadway around 5:15 p.m.