Two Murders at West Indian Day Parade
Millions joined West Indian Day parade grand marshal Harry Belafonte for the 45th annual Labor Day event, a prideful celebration of West Indian music, dance, culture and food on Eastern Parkway.
Sadly, after the parade, two men were stabbed to death and two others were shot in unrealted incidents.
According to the Daily News, at Eastern Parkway and Bedford Ave., Mallinckrodt Leandre, 27, of Monroe, N.Y., was stabbed in the neck and died. And on St. John’s Place outside a Chinese restaurant, another man, Gabriel Hernadez, 21, was fatally stabbed.
These fatalities echo last year’s parade when there was a shooting a few blocks off the route, which left a person dead and a police officer wounded. At least three other people also were shot in 2011.