Daytime Dispute Ends with Gunshots Outside Delancey Street School

Posted on: December 10th, 2021 at 5:00 am by

A dispute between two groups of men yesterday turned violent and resulted in a gunshot that shattered a school window on Delancey Street yesterday, cops said.

The altercation began shortly before 10:00am near the entrance to Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Broome and Forsyth. It moved up the block and shots were fired, one of which allegedly missed the target and hit the window of the Great Oaks Charter School at 38 Delancey Street.

The daytime shooting is another stark example of how Sara D. Roosevelt Park is lately a breeding ground of dangerous activity. You’ll recall that two people were stabbed – one, fatally – inside the park within a twenty-four-hour period in October.

The shooting is still under investigation.

Meanwhile, area stakeholders claim that the cessation of infrastructure upgrades in the public space remains a root cause in the decline of the park, leading to continued violence, drug dealing, and homeless squatting. And that completing projects like renovation of the Hester Street Playground would go a long way toward alleviating the issues.

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