Mayoral candidate Wiley vows mental health funding amidst citywide gun violence

Mayoral candidate Maya Wiley called Sunday for greater mental health funding a day after a Times Square shooting that left a four-year-old child and two women injured.

Though gun violence has been surging in recent months across the Big Apple, Saturday afternoon’s shooting at the Crossroads of the World seemed to hit a nerve throughout the five boroughs. Images of Times Square of civilians running and police officers running toward the danger only intensified concerns among many New Yorkers about the efforts being made to stop the shootings.

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