Sunday, October 25, 2009

Crime is down around city, but Brooklyn hit by several shootings

BY Mike Mclaughlin and Ben Chapman, NY DAILY NEWS

Crime is down so far this year across the city, but some Brooklyn neighborhoods have seen a surge of shootings, NYPD statistics show.

There were 240 gunshot victims in South Brooklyn through early October, up from 179 during the same period in 2008 because of a spike in violence in Crown Heights, East Flatbush and Coney Island.

"You hear gun shots all night long around here," said Dwayne Knowles, 55, of Coney Island. "Hell yes, it's getting worse."

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