By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:02 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 18:02 BST, 8 September 2020
De Blasio said on Tuesday Labor Day weekend in New York City had been 'overwhelmingly peaceful'
Bill de Blasio praised New York City for what he claimed was an 'overwhelmingly peaceful' Labor Day weekend despite gun arrests reaching a 25 year high last week and although there were 37 shootings on Labor Day alone, including the murder of a 62-year-old dog walker in Bay Ridge.
There were 160 gun arrests the week ending September 6, Commissioner Dermot Sea said during an interview on Tuesday morning.
On Monday, there were 37 alone.
By the end of August, there had been 1,004 shootings in New York City - more than double nearly double the 537 there were last year.
At 12.50am on Sunday, a 25-year-old man was shot in the head as he sat next to his wife in a car in Queens.
It’s unclear what the motive was but it is believed the man was caught in a hail of bullets and may not necessarily have been the target.
The woman reported it to police.
An hour later,