UPDATE 12:15AM: To the commenter with a description, and to anyone who saw the shooter, please call the detective's squad at 718-735-0500. They may need people to corroborate descriptions or look at mugshots. You will not be asked to confront anyone in person or put yourself in harms way. Thanks!
UPDATE 10:44PM: This will be the third "ratcheting up" of police presence in as many weeks, if my tally is correct of statements to that effect by the Deputy Inspector. At this rate we'll all have our own body guards by Labor Day.
Feel free to keep commenting away. I have nothing to add. I forwarded the description of the shooter (thank you Anon) to everyone who should have it and I'm hoping this all leads somewhere useful in the end. Right now, it just seems surreal and designed to ensure that the District Attorney does not leave the meeting on June 12th without a sense that the neighborhood is quite tired of business as usual. He's confirmed by the way. 40 Clarkson. Be there.
From two friends come word of shots fired on Hawthorne between Flatbush and Bedford. From one account, a shooter shot twice then yelled "take that nigga."
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.