WATCH: Man Killed on Bicycle as Shootings Surge 29 Percent in NYC

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 07: A crumpled bike is pictured on the side of the road after a cyclist was fatality wounded at the bottom of Parnell Rise on January 7, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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Police have released surveillance video showing a 21-year-old man on a bicycle being shot and killed outside a bodega Wednesday at 2:20 p.m. in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

The Daily Mail reports that the deceased man is Pierrot Simeon. He was shot three times by a gunman in a gray t-shirt who was standing outside the bodega when Simeon came into view.

The New York Daily News noted that Simeon had just “stepped out of his home to buy a drink at the neighborhood bodega” when he was shot.

Police believe the shooting was gang-related.

Breitbart News reported that three teens were killed last week in NYC in what are believed to be gang-related hits as well. A 19-year-old was shot and killed, then a 13-year-old was allegedly killed in retaliation to the attack on the 19-year-old. A 16-year-old was then shot and killed, allegedly in response to the 13-year-old’s death.

The Daily Mail points out that shootings in NYC are up 29 percent compared to 2020.

New York has universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, and a red flag law, among other gun controls.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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