The aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo shot in the head hours before the West Indian Parade on Monday morning remains in critical condition.
Cuomo told CNN early Tuesday that attorney Carey Gabay's condition was "not good."
"He's in — let's call it very critical condition," Cuomo said. "But it is not good."
Appointed in January as an attorney for the Empire State Development, Gabay remains under observation at Kings County Hospital after surgery on Monday afternoon.
Gabay was caught in the crossfire and struck by a stray bullet at 3:45 a.m. while he and his brother stood on the corner of Bedford Avenue and Montgomery Street during the early morning J'Ouvert march.
While on CNN, Cuomo said the gun violence that sent Gabay to the hospital was "just another act of pure randomness, the randomness of gun violence."
Cuomo pointed to the gun control laws his administration passed as vital to ending gun violence but that it was only part of a larger solution that can stop illegal guns coming in from other states.
"The only way to deal with this is a national gun policy," he said.