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Carey Gabay, an aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) who was shot Sept. 7 before New York City's West Indian Day parade, died Wednesday. He was 43.
Gabay was walking with his brother near the parade route in Brooklyn at 3:40 a.m. when he was caught in the crossfire between two gangs, police said. The lawyer was shot in the head, and had to be put into a medically induced coma. On Wednesday, his family announced he had been declared brain dead. Gabay, a lawyer who joined the Cuomo administration in 2011, was "the epitome of an outstanding public servant," the governor said in a statement. "He held a tremendous commitment to his community, and he chose to use his many talents to better the lives of others."
No arrests have been made in the case, but Police Commissioner William Bratton said investigators are focusing on two gangs, ABC News reports. Police say that the neighborhoods around the parade route saw several violent acts, including a separate shooting and a fatal stabbing.
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