I am deeply saddened by last night’s incident on Grand Avenue, where a four-year old boy fell victim to gun violence and is now fighting for his life. My heart goes out to the family as we keep little Cincer Balthazar in our prayers and hope for his quick recovery. It’s disappointing to see these senseless acts being committed in our borough. I know I speak for all Bronxites in condemning this despicable, cowardly act. This violence must stop, my office will continue to work 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.

More information on the 866-GUN-STOP program can be found here.