New York Police Department, on Friday, marked a modern milestone, as the City had gone 11 days without a homicide, its longest stretch without any on modern record, the Police Department said.
The record was broken midnight Thursday. It was the 11th full day without a reported homicide.
The last reported homicide was February 1, or Super Bowl Sunday, in Upper Manhattan, a police representative said Friday.
Police then responded to a 911 call about multiple shots being fired and found five individuals with gunshot wounds, New York police said. One of those five, Graham Shadale, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The streak has been the longest since the New York Police Department began recording statistics with a computerized program called Compstat in 1994, the police representative said.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, played down talk of the streak Friday.
“Shh … we don’t want to jinx it,” Bratton said.
“We’re into our 12th day now. Eleven is a record and let’s keep it going.”
Reports suggest that, despite the record-breaking streak, there has been an multiple cases of shooting incidents in 2015, compared with the same period last year.
Investigations also revealed that, the week between February 1 and February 8 experienced 110 shooting incidents in 2015 versus 91 in 2014, according to Detective Cheryl Crispin of the New York Police Department’s Public Information office.