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Reward of $12,500 posted in shooting of Gov. Cuomo’s aide at pre-parade celebration

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NEW YORK — An aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains in critical condition after being caught in the crossfire between two gangs in Brooklyn and police have posted a $12,500 reward for information in the attack.

Carey Gabay, a first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corp., was shot in the head Monday during a pre-dawn party celebrating the West Indian Day parade.

Gabay was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery.

He is “very critical,” Cuomo said during an interview with CNN Tuesday morning. “It is not good.”

Cuomo called the 43-year-old Harvard-educated lawyer “an outstanding public servant” who joined his administration in 2011. Gabay was walking with his brother near the Brooklyn parade route at 3:40 a.m. when he was caught in the crossfire in front of 1680 Bedford Ave., police said.

NYPD Chief Robert Boyce announced in a tweet that a $12,500 reward is being offered for information in the shooting that hurt Gabay.

The shooting was one of several outbursts of violence in the neighborhoods surrounding the parade. A 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed near Grand Army Plaza.

There have been no arrests in the shooting or stabbing.

Tips can be reported to NYPD’s anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.