NEW YORK — Violence marred the festive atmosphere of New York's West Indian American Day parade on Monday as a man was shot to death and a second was stabbed.
Police said a man wearing a mask shot another man in the head along the parade route in Brooklyn. The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.
Later, across the street from the shooting, a man was stabbed in the neck and hospitalized in critical condition.
No arrests were made, and there was no immediate evidence the two attacks were connected, police said.
Organizers had wanted the parade to honor James Davis, a city councilman killed July 23 by a political rival who carried a gun into City Hall and shot him. The parade went through the district Davis represented.