Showing posts with label shootings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shootings. Show all posts

Monday, July 13, 2020

Report: Man expected to survive after being shot multiple times on 4th Street

In recap of shootings around the city this past weekend, the Post reported that a 41-year-old man was shot multiple times late Saturday night on Fourth Street west of Avenue C.

According to the paper, the man, identified by neighbors as Thomas Gonzalez, was shot in the chest "as at least three people rode up on bicycles — firing a barrage of at least nine shots" just after 2:30 a.m.

Gonzalez was reportedly visiting family members at the Bracetti Plaza. At the time of the shooting, he was talking to friends in seats near a kids' play area, per the Post.

His injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, police said.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Report: Police shoot man with knife in Jacob Riis housing complex on East 6th Street

The NYPD reportedly shot a knife-wielding man on the seventh floor of the Jacob Riis II housing complex on East Sixth Street and the FDR late last night.

The Daily News reports:

An NYPD sergeant and officer, both assigned to Police Service Area 4, found a 25-year-old man brandishing a knife, cops said. The man ignored the officers’ repeated commands to drop the knife.

“He kept advancing on them in a threatening manner,” an NYPD spokesman said.

The man, who was shot once in the chest, was taken to Bellevue where his injuries didn't appear to be life threatening, per the Daily News. The paper also described the man as "emotionally disturbed."

WPIX reports that the man, whose grandmother lives in the building, has more than 12 prior arrests.

Screengrab via WPIX

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Report: Bystander shot in foot during argument on Avenue D

A woman standing outside the Riis Houses last night around 11 was accidentally shot in the foot when a fight broke out nearby, according to published reports.

A witness told DNAinfo that she heard five shots at 178 Avenue D near East 12th Street.

Per DNAinfo:

"Gunshots are nothing new around here, but it's getting old, getting tiring. You feel like a hostage in your own neighborhood," the witness said.

The victim, 53, was taken to Bellevue Hospital ... where she was listed in stable condition. According to the Daily News, the woman was hit in her left foot and the bullet grazed across her right foot. It was not clear if she knew the men arguing. The shooter remained at large.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Reader report: Gunshots on Avenue D late last night; NYPD patrol tower today

[Photo via an EVG reader]

Several readers reported hearing gunshots last night …

Said one this morning: "Woke up to 5 loud gun shots last night outside my apartment on Ave D and 8th Street. Then a police siren about 5 minutes later."

Per another resident later today:

"Altercation around midnight on D between 8th Street and 9th Street among young males escalated and one party came back and fired shots. No one hit. Car on D took some shots and [the former] Joselito's took one in the window. Multiple 911 calls placed last night and half a dozen detectives plus a new surveillance tower van out there now."

Sunday, October 16, 2011

[Updated] 17 year old shot and killed on East 12th Street early this morning

There have been multiple reports of a fatal shooting last night on 12th Street and Avenue C. According to the Daily News this afternoon, someone shot 17-year-old Keith Salgado (pictured, right) about 1:50 a.m., police said. He later died from his wounds at Bellevue Hospital.

"His life was taken too soon," Salgado's cousin, Jahaira Rivera, told the Daily News. "We were hanging out last night and he decided to split for five minutes. In five minutes, he got shot."

The Lo-Down reported that Salgado's mother was the leader of an anti-violence youth group.

[Photo via the Daily News]

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reader report: Flying bullets last night on 13th Street and Avenue B

We received several reports from readers — via email and Twitter — of gunfire last night near 13th Street and Avenue B. A reader shares this report:

At 9 p.m. or so, 6 shots were fired somewhere around 13th and B. I was on a roof in the area. We walked to the edge and didn't see anything. And no one running around. So I sat back down. Two minutes later, 6 more shots are fired. One bullet flew over my head within I would say 10 feet of me. Unmistakable sound of a bullet whizzing past my head. We bolted back into the apartment. Called 911. There were a lot of reports of shootings. The cops came and said they had no information. Seemed frustrated that we didn't see anything. Based on how close the bullet came to us and the fact we were on the 9th floor of a building I am not sure it was a street-level shooting. Very scary.

Anyone else have any further information?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

[Updated] Report: Man wounded in Second Street shooting

DNAinfo is reporting that a man was shot last night following a family dispute at 225 East 2nd Street between Avenue B and Avenue C.

News crews are currently on the scene. One passerby was told: "All I got was 2 shot dead on sidewalk." (Not true...)

The Post reports that the two men who were arguing are cousins. The Local East Village reports that a resident said there was a shooting at the same building last summer.

[Photo — DNAinfo/Benjamin Fractenberg]

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

[Updated] Police investigating shooting on Second Avenue and Fifth Street

Police are investigating an early morning shooting on Second Avenue and Fifth Street near Sin Sin/Leopard Lounge. Police have recovered four shell casings from the scene.

Concerned neighbors recently met with Sin Sin management to discuss problems they were experiencing "as a result of Sin Sin's method of operation, ranging from people partying in their cars, to crowds on the street, trash and waste deposited by patrons, violence from patrons."

[Updated] Patrick Hedlund at DNAinfo has a follow-up on my report from this morning:

A man is in critical condition after being shot twice on a busy stretch of Second Avenue early Sunday morning, police said.

The unnamed victim, 43, was shot in the chest and arm at the corner of East Fifth Street at about 4 a.m., NYPD sources said.

He was transported to Bellevue Hospital and remains in critical condition, police said.

The club's owner, Philip Quilter, told DNA that he "didn't believe the people involved were inside the place at any point."

Previously on EV Grieve:
NYPD hosting meeting between Sin Sin and neighbors tonight

East Village noise wars new battlefront: Sin Sin/Leopard Lounge

Friday, February 26, 2010

A memorial for Taz remains at 12th and A

Whenever the gates are down at the northeast corner of Avenue A and 12th Street...

... you can see that a tribute remains for Eric "Taz" Pagan, the LES resident who was murdered outside Forbidden City last August...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"East Village residents of all ages, races and classes worry that bullets are flying with increasing frequency these days"

Matt Harvey's NYPress cover story this week also talks with residents about the increase in gunshots around the neighborhood in recent months. As he notes:

East Village residents of all ages, races and classes worry that bullets are flying with increasing frequency these days.

Many have lived east of First Avenue for 10 years or more, so they know what a gunshot sounds like. Some claim that the crime statistics released from the local Ninth Precinct do not adequately tally all the shootouts. Others express fear that the uptick in violence will serve as an excuse for police to curb the civil rights of the locals.

I've heard from several readers the last six weeks regarding an increase in gunplay. In several cases, the details were rather vague -- "did you hear about a shooting somewhere along Avenue C the last few nights?" -- to do much with.

One reader said there was a shooting outside Tompkins Square Middle School on Avenue B between Fourth Street and Fifth Street early the morning of Aug. 28. The next day, the resident let two police officers into her buidling for an unrelated matter. When asked about the shooting, an officer responded, "Which one?"

The Villager later reported that a 23-year-old man was shot at 3:25 a.m. on Aug. 28 at Fifth Street and Avenue B. The victim was struck once in the leg and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. A .38-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.

Other incidents include the man who was shot leaving a bodega on 12th Street and Avenue C on Aug. 16.

The invaluable Bob Arihood at Neither More or Less has reported on several shootings in August. On Aug. 29 around 10:30 p.m., shots were fired in the rear yard of 507 E. 11th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.

On Aug. 27, shots were fired on Sixth Street between Avenue C and Avenue D.

So what do we take away from a possible upturn in violence? Are things worse than a year ago? Definitely. A return to the cliched "bad old days?" Hardly. Still, I see too many seemingly clueless people bopping around by themselves wearing Bose soundproof headphones and texting at 2 a.m. They're making it a little too easy.

Here's a quote from Bob in the NYPress piece: "NYU students and yuppies don't know what’s going on. They're only here to party."

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Post notes a "90 PERCENT SURGE IN BURGLARIES" in the East Village

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tribute outside Forbidden City for Eric "Taz" Pagan

This was originally posted last night.

Dozens of people gathered outside Forbidden City on Avenue A tonight to pay their respects to Eric "Taz" Pagan, an employee of the lounge who was shot and killed earlier this morning after trying to break up a fight.

Pagan was not on duty at the time. According to the Daily News, the part-time electrician had stopped by Forbidden City on Avenue A near 13th Street to pick up some tools. Pagan, who had two teenage children, was 42.

No arrests have been made.

There's coverage in the Daily News and the Post.

Update Monday:

A few more details are emerging from the deadly shooting early Sunday morning that claimed the life of Eric "Taz" Pagan. According to the Post, Pagan was helping people try to find a set of keys outside Forbidden City:

A dispute began as several of the men searching for the keys were grazed by a passing white Nissan Quest, the sources said. The men on the street angrily yelled something at the driver, prompting him to stop and his passengers — three men and a woman — to jump out and start attacking them.

A witness, who asked not to be identified, said Pagan was trying to break up the fight when one of the men returned to the van, grabbed a gun and began firing.

Meanwhile, the Daily News checks in with a piece titled, "At city's clubs, violence is often part of job for bouncers." The article mentions other violent incidents in recent years, including two from the East Village:

Dana (Shazam) Blake, 32, a bouncer at Guernica on Avenue B, was stabbed to death in 2003 by a patron he asked to put out a cigarette.

• Carlos Salome, a bouncer at Sing Sing Karaoke on Avenue A, survived being shot in the chest in May 2008 after breaking up a series of bar fights.

Earlier on EV Grieve:
Sources: One dead, two wounded in early-morning shooting on Avenue A

Bob Arihood was the first on the scene.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sources: One dead, two wounded in early-morning shooting on Avenue A

One man was killed and two others were wounded after a dispute turned deadly early this morning on the northeast corner of Avenue A and 13th Street, according to several sources on the scene.

Not much is known at the moment. Police were still canvassing the area and protecting the crime scene. One nearby store owner said that it was not anything related to the Avenue A nightlife. However, another resident said that it was a doorman at one of the bars/restaurants on this stretch. (Note: While word on the scene from a credible source said there was a fatality, there has not been any official confirmation from the police.)

UPDATE: Bob Arihood was on the scene ... he has the timeframe at 4:20 a.m., with witnesses only reporting two gunshots and two wounded. His reporting supports what a resident told me: That the incident took place in front of Forbidden City; and that one of the men shot was employed there.

As of around 9 a.m., 1010 WINS was the only media outlet on the scene.

UPDATE: 10:43 a.m.

1010 WINS has the following report:

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Three men have been shot, one fatally, Sunday morning in lower Manhattan.

The shooting took place shortly after 5 a.m. outside a Mediterranean restaurant on Ave. A in Stuyvesant Town, police said.

All three of the unidentified men were rushed to Bellevue Hospital where one of them was pronounced dead. The other two were listed in stable condition, according to officials.

Area residents tell 1010 WINS' reporter Glenn Schuck, that they are upset the bars and clubs in the area stay open so late.

There's no word as to what may have caused the shooting. No suspects have been arrested.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cops investigating Avenue C shooting

Not much information is known just yet about a 25-year-old man who was shot while walking out of a bodega on Avenue C near 10th Street this morning. The victim was taken to Bellevue. (NY1, WCBS, The Lo-Down)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

News from other East Villages: Shots fired at a party bus in the East Village of San Diego

According to 10 News in San Diego:

A shooter fired three rounds from a shotgun at a party bus early Monday morning in the East Village following an apparent road rage incident in La Mesa, but no one was injured in the attack, a police sergeant said.

The shooting occurred while the party bus was stopped at a gas station in the 1600 block of F Street around 1 a.m., according to San Diego police Sgt. Bob Dare.

Several people were on the bus when a white van pulled up and someone from the van got out and fired three shotgun rounds at the front of the bus, Dare said.