Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Shooting of Five-Year Old Hailey Dominguez

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  • Statement from Borough President Diaz
    RE: Shooting of Five-Year Old Hailey Dominguez

    “I am deeply saddened to hear that a five-year old girl was shot in front of her parents and siblings on Hughes Avenue in Tremont Sunday. It completely breaks my heart to know that little Hailey Dominguez fell victim to senseless gun violence.  I will keep Hailey and her family in my prayers as we hope for her quick recovery.

    “It is extremely disappointing that gun violence continues to plague our Borough, especially during this holiday season where families should be looking forward to spending time together and enjoying the warm feelings brought on by the holidays rather than watching over their shoulders in fear.

    “This violence must stop, and my office is committed to continue to work to take as many illegal guns off of our streets as we possibly can to keep our children and families safe.

    “Ending gun violence has been a top priority of mine since I became an elected official, and it will continue to be a top priority of my administration during my quest for re-election.

    “Gun violence is a national problem that urges us to revisit the Second Amendment and the true meaning of what it was intended to protect so we can better prevent firearms from ending up in the hands of the wrong people through both legal and illegal means.

    “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.

    More information on the 866-GUN-STOP program can be found at the following link:


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