Three Wounded After Suspect Opens Fire in Gun-Free Times Square

A sign informing people, "This is a Gun Free Zone," is in midtown Manhattan in New York City on Friday, May 19, 2023. The Times Square area is one of scores of "sensitive" places — including parks, churches and theaters — that are off-limits for guns under a sweeping state …
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Three people were wounded Monday night when a suspect opened fire around 11:50 in gun-free Times Square.

NBC 4 reported that there was an argument between “a teen” and three others, when the teen eventually opened fire.

A 15-year-old, 17-year-old, and one other teen were wounded by gunfire.

The gunshot victims were taken to a hospital by a combination of ambulances and private vehicles, according to the New York Post, and all are in stable condition.

The gunman ran from the scene and has not been apprehended.

On August 31, 2022, Breitbart News reported on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s (D) comments on newly passed New York gun control legislation, noting that she tweeted a list showing exactly where law-abiding concealed carry permit holders are prohibited from being armed for self-defense.

Times Square is one of the locations in which concealed carriers are prohibited from being armed for self-defense.

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On March 19, 2023, CBS News pointed out that signage in and around Times Square makes clear the area is a “gun-free zone.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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