City’s murder-free streak ends with Brooklyn shooting

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The murder-free streak has ended in the city.

New York had gone nearly eight full days without a murder starting October 7.

But, an 18-year-old man was shot and killed in Flatlands, Brooklyn at about 10 p.m. Monday night.

The streak marked the second week this year that the city was murder-free. The city went without a single murder for nine days between January 17 and January 25.

“We had no homicides in the city, which is, I think, emblematic of how safe the city has become and what a great job the New York City police officers are doing,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at the Columbus Day Parade.

Murders in the city have decreased about 26% over the past year, with 256 murders so far for 2013. Murders involving guns are down 60% from the same time last year.