Our Hearts Continue to Go out to All Affected Bronx Lebanon Shooting


On July 6th an evening a vigil was held at Bronx Lebanon to honor Dr. Tracy Sin Yee Tam and Police Officer Miosotis Familia. Dr. Tam who was a former resident at Palisades Hospital was killed at Bronx Lebanon last Friday afternoon and Officer Familia who responded to the Bronx Lebanon attack, was killed in a shooting on Wednesday.  In addition, 3 CIR members and two medical students were seriously injured in the attack at Bronx Lebanon, including Dr. Justin Timperio, Dr. Oluwafunmike Ojewoye, and Dr. Hassan Tariq.

The vigil for Peace, Reconciliation and Against Gun Violence was organized with close cooperation with 1199 UHE and NYSNA and had over a thousand participants on the street next to the hospital.  The group maintained a  solemn spirit as they were addressed by clergy from many faiths and many Bronx and NYC politicians.