From The New York Shitty Inbox: Gunfire On India Street?

C writes (on April 9 at 12:07 a.m.):

hey miss heather,

sad that this is my first instinct when this happens, but someone fired a gun (from the stoop of my building, as far as i can tell, regretting that first floor apartment now) on india between franklin and manhattan, maybe half hour, 40 min ago. actually an admirably rapid response from both uniformed and plainclothes cops, though i imagine following the whole quaalude thing they’re out in greater numbers.

the boyfriend and i heard arguing on our stoop, as i went to get my glasses heard lots of “you’re drunk, calm down” followed by “NO GUNS NO KNIVES MAN! NO GUNS, HANDS UP”. as my ass was already on the way to the floor around that time and when the guy fired, i didn’t see what happened, but saw lights and heard cops within about 2 minutes. they ran towards manhattan ave and a few min later led a guy back in cuffs. they’re still hanging around talking to folks.

so, yeah, yikes. looking forward to hearing what in holy hell this was all about.

You and me both. I can only hope the peeps at 200 Franklin Street enjoyed their box seats for this shit show. Yeesh.

Miss Heather


2 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: Gunfire On India Street?

  1. bklynbabe on Fri, 9th Apr 2010 12:10 pm
  2. I heard/saw this, too! I heard a gun shot – looked my girlfriend and said “oh no! again?!” We then decided to stay away from the windows… The police showed up really quickly and we watched them put up crime tape around the laundromat in the Astral. Looked like a couple police were undercover and they were searching the sidewalks with flash lights.

    Doesn’t anyone else think that it’s strange that this is the second shooting on Franklin Street in the last year?!

  3. neighborhood threat on Fri, 9th Apr 2010 2:01 pm
  4. I am thrilled that the first comment on this post is about a resident hearing gunshots and STAYING AWAY FROM THE WINDOWS! I applaud the presence of actual common sense.

    Shootings, theft, petty crime – NYC is going back to the 80s.

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