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Fifth anniversary of Sean Bell shooting, NBC New York

Today is the fifth anniversary of the infamous Sean Bell police shooting in Queens. On November 25th 2006 the unarmed 23 year old man was killed as policemen fired 50 bullets towards him. Bell was to get married a few hours later.

As this New York Times article explains, the event reminded New Yorkers of other high profile shootings such as the death of Amadou Diallo in the Bronx. In 1999 the African peddler was killed among the 41 bullets that the police shot at him.

In both cases the police thought the men had a gun.

Here is an interactive map of the police shooting on Sean Bell, as Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly described it.

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