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DEAD! Giglio imbroglio ends in murder

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A quarrel that started at Williamsburg’s famed “Festa del Giglio” left a 22-year-old man dead on July 12.

The argument began at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast — a 121-year-old Italian street fair and celebration that famously features a procession of men who lug a five-ton, five-story tower down Havemeyer Street.

But by 12:30 am, the altercation had moved to an MTA bus depot at the corner of Roebling Street and Broadway, where two crowds of youths exchanged heated words, cops said.

“I heard a scuffle outside, there are kids yelling back and forth at each other, and then there was suddenly gunfire,” a witness told The Brooklyn Paper.

A shot hit Williamsburg resident Richard Duran in the face, and the gunmen — who onlookers suspect were gang members — sprinted off.

But the vicious crooks didn’t stay away for long.

“One of the people who was with the shooter came back and picked up an orange traffic cone and threw it at the head of the kid who was shot,” a witness said. “It missed his head by about a foot.”

Police arrived on the scene, but not fast enough to catch the crooks, who fled on Roebling.

Duran died of his injuries on Monday.

Updated 5:07 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

PsyStar from Williamsburg, NY says:
An absolute joke. I hate this community so much. When will this sh*t end?
July 18, 2008, 3:34 pm
Mike from Grnpoint says:
The Coward who shot him will be found
by his freinds and taken care of in a manner that is beeter than the courts or cops
An empty 55 gal drum is wating for him.
The Courts who only give him 5 yrs and parole after 3 years Is that Justice ???
Aug. 24, 2008, 8:33 pm
Mike from Grahm Ave says:
The Coward who shot him will be found
by his freinds and taken care of in a manner that is better than the courts or cops
An empty 55 gal drum is wating for him.
The Courts who only give him 5 yrs and parole after 3 years Is that Justice ???
Aug. 24, 2008, 8:34 pm
BLANK from WILLIAMSBURG says:
HOPEFULLY THE POLICE DID DO SOMETHING TOP GET THOSE WHO KILLED LIL RICH
HE DIDNT DESERVE THAT HE WAS A GOOD KIDD..
DAMN
WE MISZ HIM SO MUCHH
Oct. 4, 2008, 8:34 pm
rose from williamsburg says:
hi i would like too inform you that this case has been solved. the nypd along with charles hynes did a magnificient job. i would like to thank all those who supported our rallys along with with family and friend of richard duran "lil rich". he was a wonderful person who will be missed very much by many. no he was not part of any gangs, to make matters clear he worked, played sports and of course a big time jokester. rich how we miss u, we have songs buttons, shirts and of course our mental and physical pictures of u so that we always keep you close to our hearts. once again we would like to thank all those who helped us and helped capture this criminal who did this to someone who was loved by many. "you can visit his memorial on the corner of south 3rd btwn havemeyer and marcy.
Feb. 22, 2009, 12:58 am
ro ro from williamsburg says:
the killer of our beloved friend has been caught
thanks to members of the community
court date will take place on april 7 where they plan on giving him 25 yrs to life so we are now keeping our fingers crossed hoping thats this completely works out in our favor
March 25, 2009, 8:32 am
thalia from williamsburg says:
this was my brother miss him so much never would of thought this would happen to one of my sibilings i was only 8 im now 15 i pray everynight and hope that rich hears me I LOVE YOU BRO
May 3, 2016, 3:37 pm

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