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New York City Has First Weekend Without A Shooting In 25 Years

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New York City Has First Weekend Without A Shooting In 25 Years
An NYPD spokesperson told CNN the record might be even longer, as their data for shootings only goes as far back as 1993.
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For the first time in over two decades, New York City went through an entire weekend without anyone getting shot.

With more than 8.6 million people living in the Big Apple, not one shooting was reported from Friday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 14. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talked about the record Monday during an NYPD graduation ceremony.

A spokesperson for the police department told CNN the record might be even longer, as their data for shootings only goes as far back as 1993.

But New York City's break from gun violence ended Monday afternoon when a man was shot in the ankle in the Bronx, according to the New York Daily News.

An NYPD press release says there was an 11.4 percent decrease in the number of shootings in September compared to the same time last year. De Blasio attributed the decline to the NYPD's training and a focus on neighborhood policing.