Fox News’ Charles Payne Reveals Family Member Was Gunned Down in Harlem Shooting

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On Wednesday, Charles Payne, the anchor of Fox Business, disclosed on Fox & Friends that his niece was the victim of a shooting in Harlem just two weeks prior.

On Wednesday morning, Payne participated in a conversation with Brian Kilmeade, Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy, and Lawrence B. Jones of Fox & Friends.

The primary topics of discussion were inflation and President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel an additional $7.7 billion in student debt.

However, Payne abruptly shifted the focus to his niece after discussing Donald Trump’s campaigning in the Bronx this week.


“I wish he would go to Harlem. Two Mondays ago, my niece was shot on the street that I grew up on. My niece was shot on the street that I grew up on! She doesn’t even hang out there; she doesn’t live there on the block anymore, but a good friend of mine who I’ve known for 45 years, her son passed away, and they were having a memorial for him, and so these guys — the gang violence is on the rise so much, it’s so underreported — so they come around with their masks, they’re shooting crazy, one third floor apartment was all busted up.” Payne said.

According to Payne, the incident was the result of a gang shooting, and his niece and her companion were both caught in the crossfire. Following surgery, his niece was discharged from the hospital on Monday.

“Our country is really getting so cracked apart where the haves are doing extraordinarily well and again they live in safety and they eat their avocado toast and the rest of us, whether it’s in places where the opioid epidemic is out of control or places like — my neighborhood was being gentrified, but this gang thing is really amazing. I had no idea it was this bad,” Payne concluded.

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