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Bloody streets

A trigger-happy gunman killed a 34-year-old on Lincoln Place and Franklin Avenue on May 19.

Police were called to the corner at 10:56 am and found the victim lying on the ground, bleeding from a single gunshot wound to the head.

The victim, whose name had not been released, died at Kings County Hospital.

Wild ride

A crazed motorist nearly ran over a 35-year-old pedestrian on May 19 — then stopped the car and lunged at him with a pair of scissors when the man critiqued his driving.

Police said that the 44-year-old motorist was weaving all over the road near Flatbush Avenue and Park Place at 12:30 pm when he cut off several cars and nearly hit his victim, who was standing on the curb waiting for the light to change.

When the victim yelled at the wanna-be stock car racer to calm down, the suspect hit the brakes, jumped out of the car and threatened to cut him with the scissors.

Stunned witnesses called police, who quickly put the brakes on any more driving misadventures.

— Thomas Tracy

Updated 5:18 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

jeff from Prospect Heights says:
what is the deal with the Franklin ave. and St. Johns area? why do so many people get mugged and even murdered there?? what sort of evil lurks there?
May 24, 2010, 9:12 pm
james from younger says:
who knows the mind of GOD?
May 25, 2010, 4:09 pm
Robert from Upper East Side says:
Is anyone surprised by this? This type of reckless driving occurs in every neighborhood in NYC. The only thing that surprises me is that the police actually showed up to do something. The NYPD has made it a practice to ignore speeding and red light violations. The solution, red light cameras, it opposed by outer bourough pols who fear a back lash from their car driving constituents who seem to believe their rights are superior to those of defenseless pedestrians and cyclists. How many deaths will it take before the leaders of this City wake up and make real changes?
May 31, 2010, 9:06 am

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