New York S 73 - Firing Into a Crowded Space / by Charles Yeganian


§ 265.34 Criminal use of weapons; firing into a crowded space.

A person is guilty of criminal use of weapons; firing into a crowded space when, being eighteen years old or older, with intent to cause physical injury to another person, he or she fires a firearm into a crowded space with the intent to harm or absent the intent to harm when such an act creates a great risk of death to one or more people within the crowded space.

(i) For the purposes of this paragraph, “crowded space” shall mean a space consisting of three or more people within one general or specific area.

(ii) For the purposes of this paragraph, “great risk” shall mean consisting of wanton or reckless behavior that evinces depraved indifference to human life within such crowded space. Criminal use of weapons; firing into a crowded space is a class B felony.