Statement from Borough President Diaz
RE: Shooting of Ryan Aguari
“I am deeply saddened by last night’s incident on Creston Avenue in Fordham Heights, where eleven-year old Ryan Aguari fell victim to gun violence and is now fighting for his life. This is the second time in two months a child has fallen victim to gun violence in our borough, and these senseless acts of violence must stop.
My heart goes out to Ryan Aguari and his family. I will keep them in my prayers as we hope for Ryan’s quick recovery. My office will continue to work with the police, our district attorney, elected officials and other community organizations to take as many illegal guns off of our streets as we possibly can.
I urge all Bronxites with knowledge of illegal guns in their community to call 866-GUN-STOP to anonymously report those guns to the police, a program that my office continues to promote through our ‘Peace in our Streets’ campaign,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.