FOX News reports that 31 people were shot in a 48-hour period in New York City.
Calling the violence "just unconscionable," Mayor Bloomberg demanded that federal authorities step up their efforts to get illegal weapons off the streets.
Police sources believe that the three latest shootings are connected to the pre-dawn festivities leading up to Monday's West Indian Day parade. The traditional celebration, known as J'ouvert, has been the scene of numerous shootings in the past....
UPDATE: NBC New York reports that the total number of people shot in New York over the Labor Day weekend was 67, of which 10 were killed.