Statement from PAGV Co-Chairs on Brooklyn Subway Station Shooting

April 12, 2022

Joint Statement from PAGV Co-Chairs Bronx DA Darcel D. Clark and Santa Barbara County DA Joyce Dudley:

Today in Brooklyn, New York, a gunman opened fire inside a subway station in the middle of rush hour as many commuters made their way to school or work. At least 10 people were shot and 19 others were injured. Thankfully there were no fatalities. Authorities are still investigating the situation and the gunman is at large.

We are utterly appalled by this horrendous incident. We send our prayers to the wounded victims and wish them a speedy recovery, as well as to the commuters who experienced this terror.

Americans have the right to go about their daily lives without getting shot and fearing for their safety. The gun violence plaguing our nation must end.


PAGV is an independent coalition of approximately 50 prosecutors from diverse jurisdictions throughout the United States, working toward solutions to end gun violence. The group is co-chaired by Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley, and brings together prosecutors to discuss policies, legislation, and strategies to help prevent and confront gun violence in their jurisdictions.

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