08 February 2009
During the last week to ten days, there has been gunfire in the vicinity of Central Parkway and West 12th. When we hear this gunfire, there never seems to be any return fire. Usually a shot or shots are fired sometime between nine p.m. and midnight. Whatever is going on, if you are forced to stay at the Drop, don't wait until the ten p.m. cut off to show up. There is not much in the way of defillade, so try to get inside the Drop before nine. And stay inside. There have been drug dealers working that section of West 12th, despite Operation Vortex. It could be a turf dispute, or simply a "display behavior." We would go down there to check it out, but we are not so easily lead. Be careful.
Posted by David Carney at 23:15