Stanton Street Shooting Part of Turf War?

Posted on: October 27th, 2010 at 2:56 pm by

Since last night’s shooting on Stanton Street, which left three people wounded, we’ve fielded a number of reader responses as to what may have happened.  While the Daily News is reporting that the altercation may have been a “drug deal gone bad,” there are some who believe the shooting was part of a larger turf war.

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Shots rang out at 9 pm near the corner of Stanton and Attorney Streets, and hit three individuals – two men and one woman.  Thankfully, all are expected to survive.  One commenter informed us that police are reportedly pinning the violence on a turf dispute between rival gangs.  And apparently, cops are still searching for the perpetrator and the weapon.

Guest said:

I live there too. One of the detectives said it was a likely turf dispute.

I am surprised that there hasn’t been more information on this shooting. I got there yesterday right after the shooting and before the ambulances arrived. It was total frickin mayham. I saw the lady just lying there on the sidewalk outside the wine shop. At first I thought it was just some homeless person splayed out. But when I got closer it was clear that something was wrong. And then I saw the guy in the street. Man oh man, I never want to see that type of stuff again. I hope the 5-0 crackdown on this neighborhood.

And really? a turf war though? For what? to buy and sell drugs? nobody in that hood can afford an expensive drug habit in the hood except for the transplants and I doubt they’re the one’s who prop up the street drug market.

There are always “kids” just “hanging out” where Attorney dead ends, and right outside 195 stanton. Though yah, I guess those “kids” do actually pack heat. Totally messed up man.

And Azra writes:

wow im amazed at the lack of coverage this morning on this incident. this was a drive by by a rival drug gang that hit two people completely uninvolved. this is just the beginning of a territory dispute. the kids that hang out on stanton east of essex have quite the racket and this other gang wants to take over. plain and simple. some hipster douchebag couldn’t get to the recording studio last night? big deal. three people were SHOT including an older man and woman. it was not pretty.

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