The authorities of the State of New York decided to introduce the state of emergency in the region, said the Governor of the State Andrew Cuomo.
As the governor noted, the New York authorities are forced to take such a measure, as the number of crimes with the use of firearms in the state is growing. According to Cuomo, the increase in gun violence has led to a crisis in the health care system.
The introduction of a state of emergency, the official notes, will allow the necessary resources to be directed to overcome the current crisis, and normalize the situation in the state.
Only last weekend in New York 26 people were injured in 21 episodes with the use of firearms.