It was one of the bloodiest nights for the Police Department in recent years and led to renewed calls from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for the nation to revisit its gun laws.
“In recent weeks, we’ve heard some people say that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “But sometimes the good guys get shot.”
The shootings on Thursday night occurred within an hour of each other.
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