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NY Governor Staffer Reportedly Shot, In Critical Condition

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's first deputy counsel was reportedly shot at a pre-festival celebration in Brooklyn.

By Nathan Byrne | September 7, 2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's first deputy counsel is reportedly in critical condition after being shot in the head early Monday morning.

Forty-three-year-old Carey Gabay was one of four people injured at the start of Brooklyn’s annual J'Ouvert Festival. (Video via WTIC)

 According to WABC, a fifth victim died after being stabbed.

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The annual festival, which celebrates Caribbean culture, has been overshadowed by violence before. In 2014, three people were shot — and one killed — at the event. (Video via WNYW)

Cuomo appointed Gabay to his current position in January this year. He had previously served as the governor's assistant counsel since 2011.

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