Member of NY Gov. Cuomo’s administration shot in Brooklyn

- FILE - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (WIVB)

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Cuomo administration released a somber announcement Monday as they revealed a member of the staff remains in critical condition following a shooting in Brooklyn.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 43-year-old Carey Gabay, the first deputy general counsel at Empire State Development, suffered gunshot wounds in Brooklyn early on Monday morning. Injuries sustained in the shooting forced first responders to rush him in critical condition to Kings County Hospital.

“Carey is a friend to all who have the pleasure of meeting him,” Cuomo said. “I ask that New Yorkers join us by keeping him, his wife Trenelle and his family in their prayers at this time.”

Carey joined the Cuomo administration in 2011 and has served in multiple roles on his staff, first as an assistant counsel to the governor.

“This tragic shooting — this one by another seemingly random bullet — is the latest heartbreaking reminder that the crime of gun violence must stop,” Cuomo said. “Enough young, innocent people have died and it must stop now.”

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