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NYPD interactive map reveals city’s most dangerous areas

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This is from The New York Daily News.

This is what happens when you have decades of liberal rule.

 

The online map shows the timing and location of crimes by month, allowing research into the patterns of crime across the five boroughs.

Color coded: The darker the neighborhood precinct the more crime per thousand people is committed. From this map areas of Brookyln, The Bronx and Times Square Manhattan have experienced most violent crime since January

 

The darker the precinct, the more crime per thousand people is committed. Since January, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Times Square have experienced most crime since January.

The NYPD released a new online, interactive map Sunday that allows users to research major crime across the city.

The map plots the time and location of crimes by month, and for the current and prior year.

A comparison of this map based on 2010 Census Information and the newly released interactive crime map from the NYPD shows that shootings and murders are more prevalent in poorer neighborhoods of New York

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A comparison of this map based on 2010 Census Information and the newly released interactive crime map from the NYPD shows that shootings and murders are more prevalent in poorer neighborhoods of New York

People can search the map by address, ZIP code or police precinct.

As a whole, Manhattan suffers greater crime than many parts of the other four boroughs.

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As a whole, Manhattan suffers greater crime than many parts of the other four boroughs.

“With unprecedented population levels, New York City is safer than ever, with homicides on pace this year to fall below recent historic lows,” NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said in a statement. “This administration has relied on data to drive its crimefighting, and this map helps enhance New Yorkers’ and researchers’ understanding of where felony and violent crime persists.”

 The crime-mapping website was mandated by city law earlier this year and created by the city’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
With an average of nearly 26 crimes per 1,000 residents, Precinct 41 in The Bronx has proved to be one of the most dangerous parts of the city.

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With an average of nearly 26 crimes per 1,000 residents, Precinct 41 in The Bronx has proved to be one of the most dangerous parts of the city.

Crime statistics by precinct have been available on the NYPD’s website since 2003 and are updated weekly. The site is at maps.nyc.gov/crime.

 

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Harlem shows a large number of robberies between January and October.

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Harlem shows a large number of robberies between January and October.

But the data posted online previously did not show locations of crimes and were broken down by precinct and patrol borough.

The map only lists the incidents by the type of crime, which falls into the seven major crime categories – murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto.

Much of Brooklyn and Staten Island are relatively free from serious crime.

 

Much of Brooklyn and Staten Island are relatively free from serious crime.

The NYPD does not release information about misdemeanor crime in the city.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/nypd-map-reveals-city-dangerous-areas-article-1.1541887#ixzz2n0ABw4R5

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Gun used by 14-year-old in Bronx police shootout traces back to Kentucky gun show; first owner used it to pay rent

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This is from The New York Daily News.

This punk was a gang banger and got what he deserved.

He would not obey the officers order to lay down his gun.

Because he was Hell Bent on killing someone.

His aunt is sporting gang tattoos and beyond a doubt got her nephew

in the gang.

This punk like Trayvon Martin was on his way home from choir

practice when he was killed. My a$$  .

 

	This is the a photo of the recovered firearm ireleased by the NYPDin a Police involved shooting on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at East 151 Street and Courtlandt Avenue in the Bronx. At approximately three o?clock this morning at East 151 Street and Courtlandt Avenue in the Bronx, two uniformed NYPD Impact officers heard shots fired in the immediate vicinity and proceeded east on the north side of East 151 Street, where a male was running west bound in the middle of the street, pursued by another male armed with 9mm handgun. The male with the gun, who was also headed westbound on the south sidewalk of East 151 Street , fired at the fleeing male. Ordered to ?drop the gun? by the uniformed officers who identified themselves as police, the male with the gun still in his hand, did not comply. One of the officers discharged one round from his service weapon, striking the armed male in the lower left jaw. The male was pronounced DOA at the scene. A black semi-automatic firearm (Astra A100- 9mm) was recovered at the scene. The officers, ages 26 and 27, were each appointed to the department on 01/09/13. They were removed to Jacobi Hospital to be treated for tinnitus and trauma. There were no other injuries reported at this time. The investigation is ongoing. The deceased has been identified as: Douse, Shaaliver M/B/14 1420 Washington Avenue Bronx, NY Family notified. A photo of the recovered firearm is attached and available at DCPI.

 

The 9-mm. handgun found near the body of Shaaliver Douse was originally purchased in 1997. The gun’s first owner, Brian Quigley, 35, said the gun was ‘a piece of s—‘ and was stunned to discover it was involved in a deadly gunfight.

This 9-mm. handgun was found near the body of 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse after he was killed in a deadly shootout with police. The gun’s first owner, Brian Quigley, 35, purchased the gun from a Kentucky gun show in 1997, before Douse was even born.

 

 

Baby-faced Shaaliver Douse wasn’t old enough to drive a car or buy a beer.

That didn’t stop the 14-year-old from easily acquiring two illegal out-of-state handguns in the months before police gunned him down in a Bronx street shootout.

A Daily News investigation found the blood-spattered 9-mm. handgun discovered near the teen’s body was older than he was — purchased at the state fairgrounds in Louisville, Ky., back in 1997.

A portrait of Shaaliver Douse, killed by NYPD officers who say he would not drop his gun.

A portrait of Shaaliver Douse, killed by NYPD officers who say he would not drop his gun.

And Douse was busted Oct. 10, 2012, after cops watched him ditch a loaded .32-caliber H&R revolver that originally came from Ohio.

The reputed Bronx gangbanger provided an armed and dangerous illustration of Mayor Bloomberg’s complaints regarding guns imported into the city.

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T&J Sporting Goods in Crestwood, Kentucky, which sold the gun used by 14-year-old Douse to its first owner.

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T&J Sporting Goods in Crestwood, Kentucky, which sold the gun used by 14-year-old Douse to its first owner.

The mayor recently noted that 90% of the guns confiscated in the city come from out of state. Ohio, the source of 100 weapons in 2011, ranked No. 7 on the list of states where the seized guns originate.

“This means that despite all we do to keep our city safe, we are increasingly at the mercy of weak national gun laws and weak gun laws in other states,” said Bloomberg’s chief policy adviser John Feinblatt.

The top-ranked state on the lethal list is Virginia (322 firearms), followed by North Carolina (255) and South Carolina (251).

Mayor Bloomberg recently noted that 90% of the guns confiscated in the city come from out of state. Ohio, the source of 100 weapons in 2011, ranked No. 7 on the list of states where the seized guns originate.

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Mayor Bloomberg recently noted that 90% of the guns confiscated in the city come from out of state. Ohio, the source of 100 weapons in 2011, ranked No. 7 on the list of states where the seized guns originate.

Douse’s 9-mm. was originally purchased during the Clinton administration at a Kentucky gun show.

Its first owner recalled giving the legally purchased black Astra handgun to his roomie as partial payment for his portion of the rent shortly after buying the Spanish-made weapon.

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Quwana Barcene, aunt of Shaaliver Douse, stands before a makeshift memorial in front of the dead boy's home on Washington Avenue in the Bronx on Aug. 4.

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Quwana Barcene, aunt of Shaaliver Douse, stands before a makeshift memorial in front of the dead boy’s home on Washington Avenue in the Bronx on Aug. 4.

“That gun was a piece of s—,” said Brian Quigley, 35, who was stunned to discover his old weapon was involved in a deadly gunfight.

“That’s crazy,” Quigley told The News at his Evansville, Ind., home. “I can’t believe that gun made it all the way out there.”

Douse was firing the 9-mm. at a fleeing man around 3 a.m. last Monday when two cops approached him on E. 151st St. in the Melrose section.

Surveillance video allegedly showing Shaaliver Douse running away after shooting 15-year-old boy in the Bronx in May. He was released due to lack of evidence.

Surveillance video allegedly showing Shaaliver Douse running away after shooting 15-year-old boy in the Bronx in May. He was released due to lack of evidence.

The teen kept pulling the trigger even after the officers ordered him to drop the weapon.

Quigley couldn’t remember how much he paid for the gun, which was purchased from a licensed dealer.

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Quwana Barcene, Douse's aunt, contends that the 14-year-old did not have a gun.

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Quwana Barcene, Douse’s aunt, contends that the 14-year-old did not have a gun.

But he recalled the last time that the handgun was in his hands — followed by its transfer into the hands of his pal.

“We lived together, and I sort of gave it to him for rent,” said Quigley. “I could’ve sworn he took care of the paperwork. But he could’ve gave it to someone else.”

The original gun dealer did not return Daily News calls for comment, and attempts to track down the long-ago roommate struck out.

Quigley said he lost track of both the gun and his old friend. The ex-roommate ran with a rough crowd, and had a sister with gang ties in Florida and New York, he recalled.

But the weapon was never reported stolen, and officials were unsure how the gun made its way from the land of the Kentucky Derby to the home of the Belmont Stakes.

It’s possible that Douse actually owned a third weapon. No gun was ever found after his arrest for the May shooting of a 15-year-old boy.

Charges of attempted murder, assault and weapons possession were dropped by Bronx prosecutors after the wounded victim couldn’t identify the shooter.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/gun-slain-bronx-boy-traced-kentucky-gun-show-article-1.1423627#ixzz2biya7JTj

 

Fired for using word ‘Negro,’ Bronx teacher files lawsuit

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This is from The Examiner.

Seeing how I am trying to limit my obscenities

I will  only use a quote by Charlton Heston.

“Political correctness is tyranny with manners.”

I say it does not have manners just condescending.

 

A teacher in the Bronx was fired for allegedly using the word “Negro” when referring to a student in her seventh-grade classroom, the New York Post reported May 23. She was also accused of calling her students “failures.”

The teacher who used the word Negro said she was just using the Spanish word for the color black during a language lesson in her classroom. But the student she directed the word at apparently felt differently and reported her for using the word Negro.

The teacher, non-tenured junior high instructor Petrona Smith, 65, was fired from bilingual PS 211 in the Bronx in March 2012. Smith herself is black.

The incident involving the use of the word Negro is making headlines now, a year after the teacher was fired, because she has just filed a lawsuit against the school district. The accused teacher said she hasn’t been able to find a job since being fired.

The teacher’s attorney, Shaun Reid, said the firing resulted from a misunderstanding and that the use of the word Negro was taken out of context by the students and the school.

The teacher denies directly calling a student a Negro. She told investigators that she was simply teaching students how to say different colors in Spanish. She also denied calling students failures, saying that she simply asked students who had failed a test to move to the back of the classroom.

Now it looks like the courts will decide who is right in the use of the word Negro in that Bronx classroom.

 

1 Killed, 1 Injured In Separate Accidents Involving Same Subway Train

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This is from CBS 2 New York.

Governor Cuomo it is time to ban Subway Trains.

How many people have been killed by assault Subway trains?

How many more will die before New York DemocRats take action?

Why do we needs these Subway trains we have cars,buses and taxis.

It is time to ban assault Subway Trains.

Sounds silly doesn’t it.

We  so are the hysterical gun restriction laws.

 

Bizarre Set Of Circumstances Contribute To Incidents Involving No. 6 Train

 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man who stepped between two subway train cars to urinate ended up being struck dead by the No. 6 train in East Harlem on Tuesday, just 10 minutes after another man was injured when he rolled onto the tracks and was injured by the same train.

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In the first incident around 4 p.m., a man, who was believed to be homeless and in his 50s, found himself on the tracks for unknown reasons. Police told 1010 WINS the man was so drunk that he did not even remember being on the tracks.

The man was struck and injured by the train as he tried to get back onto the platform. He suffered a broken hip, and was reported in serious, but stable condition, at an area hospital.

Ten minutes later, the other man, who was said to be from the Bronx and had been on the same train that struck the homeless man, decided to step between two cars to urinate. He slipped and fell, and ended up being crushed by the train.

Earlier reports that the two men were involved in a dispute that led to the accident were not accurate.

As of the evening rush, there was no No. 6 line service between 96th Street in Manhattan and 3rd Avenue-138th Street in the Bronx. Northbound trains were terminating at 96th Street, while southbound trains were halted at 138th Street.

Some northbound No. 5 trains were rerouted to the No. 2 line between Nevins Street in Brooklyn and 149th Street-Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

Delays were expected on the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 lines.

Multiple incidents of people being struck and killed by subway trains have splashed across the New York headlines over the past couple of months. In two incidents, riders were pushed in front of oncoming trains.

In response to the incidents, fliers were distributed last week by the Transport Workers Union Local 100 asking train operators to “enter every station as if there is a pair of yellow lanterns at the entrance.”

 

 

The Food Stamp Economy

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This is by Larry Elder in Town Hall.

 Barack Mihous Capone Kardashian is the food stamp president.

Food Stamp recipients has increased 210%.

When George W.Bush was president the food stamp spending was $37 Billion Dollars. 

Food Stamp spending in 2012 grew to over $78 Billion Dollars under Obama.

 

The New York Post headline read: “Could You Spend $500 on Food at This Bodega? A Welfare Recipient Claimed To!” A few days later, another headline: “Welfare Recipients Take Out Cash at Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores and X-Rated Shops.” “They’re on the dole — and watching the pole,” wrote the Post. “Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers.”

 

Here’s how it works.

Welfare recipients receive Electronic Benefit Transfer cards, preloaded with specified dollar amounts for food and for cash assistance. The EBT card can be used to purchase eligible food products at stores pre-approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Swipe the card, enter a PIN, and the amount of the food purchase is deducted from the welfare recipient’s food allowance and is credited to the retailer. Some “welfare-ready” ATMs accept the EBT cards just like ATM or debit cards, dispensing cash.

But the Post exposed welfare recipients using the ATMs located inside businesses with names like Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; an East Village porn shop called Blue Door Video; The Anchor, a SoHo lounge; TriBeCa’s Patriot Saloon; a Bronx liquor distributor called Drinks Galore; and Club Eleven and Club Heat, both Bronx strip clubs.

In case welfare recipients want to know where they can find “welfare-ready” ATMs, the New York state’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance lists some of these EBT-ready ATMs on its website.

The Post also disclosed a federal sting that found food stamp “purchases” of several hundred dollars per transaction made at low-end bodegas (aka mini-marts, corner stores, mom-and-pop stores), usually involving little or no foodstuffs actually changing hands.

Whenever there is a government program, there will be more waste, fraud and abuse than you find in the private sector. What a shock.

The real scandal is our tepid 2 percent growth in this fourth year of recovery. At 2 percent, the economy produces too few jobs to make a dent in the nearly 8 percent unemployment rate. Spending just on food stamps (now called SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) has gone from $37 billion in President George W. Bush’s last year to over $78 billion for 2012, an increase of 210 percent.

Compare this recovery to any recovery since World War II. Based on past performances, the economy should be generating twice the number of jobs and the gross domestic product should be growing much, much faster.

Not only is unemployment still a high 8 percent, but the labor force participation rate is near a 30-year low. This means many able-bodied and able-minded work-age adults simply dropped out of the job market.

Look at the record number of Americans applying for and receiving disability benefits. The Congressional Budget Office blames this on the economy: “When jobs are plentiful, some people who could qualify for the DI program may choose instead to work. … CBO projects that as a result of the most recent recession and slow recovery, the number of disabled worker beneficiaries will continue to rise over the next few years (although growth will slow as the economy improves).”

The EBT scandal also raises another issue: Is government welfare — as opposed non-government charity — the best way to help the needy and to encourage self-sufficiency?

When President Lyndon Johnson implemented the so-called “war on poverty,” poverty in America in 1965 stood at about 15 percent — nearly identical to today’s rate. It had been trending downward for decades. From an estimated 70 percent at the turn of the century, the poverty rate was 22.5 percent in 1959, 19 percent when Johnson announced his “war” in January 1964 and 17.3 percent by the time Congress enacted the Economic Opportunity Act in August 1964. It pretty much flat-lined from 1965 onward — hitting a one-time low of 11.1 in the early ’70s, but bouncing back to 15 percent or slightly higher several times.

Welfare spending — after adjusting for inflation — nearly tripled from 1965 to 1975. But the poverty rate barely budged. The number of long-term welfare recipients increased.

How do we know that government welfare took away incentive from able workers?

President Clinton signed the 1996 welfare reform act. It allowed “family caps” so that a welfare recipient received no additional money for having another child while on welfare. It also placed time limits on recipients. Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund, called the bill “the biggest betrayal of children and the poor since the CDF began.”

But welfare rolls decreased by almost half — a much steeper decline than even the most enthusiastic supporters of reform ever expected. “The latest government statistics reveal that welfare caseloads have dropped an astonishing 46 percent since 1993,” wrote Cato economist Stephen Moore in 2000. “The explanation for this progress is that welfare reforms in Washington and in the states have had a profound impact in reversing the perverse incentives of the Great Society welfare state.”

The question is not whether we help, but how to do so without incapacitating the needy.

 

Welfare recipients take out cash at strip clubs, liquor stores and X-rated shops

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This is from The New York Post.

From the state that gave us Nanny Bloomberg.

DemocRats in the State ASSembly will not allow welfare reform.

The DemocRats know their vote come from the welfare crowd.

So the New York State taxpayers pay for visit to strip clubs etc.

They’re on the dole — and watching the pole.

Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.

A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January 2011 to July 2012, obtained by The Post through a Freedom of Information request, showed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to make dozens of cash withdrawals at ATMs inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx.

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The cover of today’s Post

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), which oversees the “cash assistance program,” even lists some of these welfare-ready ATMs on its Web site.

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One EBT machine is stationed inside Club Eleven, an infamous Hunts Point jiggle joint known as much for its violent history as its girls in pink thongs.

Cops have been cracking down on the Bronx club since 2009 and shut it down temporarily in 2010. In July, five men were stabbed and two others shot outside after bouncers broke up a 4 a.m. brawl with pepper spray. The club appeared to be shuttered when The Post visited Thursday.

Club Heat, another Bronx strip club that dispenses EBT cash, is also no stranger to violence. A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head outside the club in December 2011.

Critics blasted the government for turning a blind eye to welfare’s sleazy money.

“This is morally scandalous,” said Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. “I have nothing against strip clubs, but that’s not what benefits are for. I don’t blame [recipients]. If you are poor, it’s a crummy life and you want to have a drink or see a naked woman. I blame the people who are in charge of this.”

Welfare recipients receive food stamps and cash assistance under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Both benefits are accessed through an EBT card, but only cash assistance — meant for housing, utilities and household necessities — can be accessed at ATMs.

A single-person household could receive a maximum $200 in monthly food stamps plus $158 in cash assistance. A family of four could get as much as $668 in food stamps and $433 in cash.

The food-stamp program prohibits the purchase of booze, tobacco and lottery tickets with an EBT card. But with the cash-assistance program, users can blow money on strippers or a six-pack and to tap welfare dollars from liquor stores, casinos and adult-oriented establishments.

The Post found dozens of pubs, nightclubs and tobacco shops where welfare dough was dispensed — and presumably spent.

The Boiler Room, a gay dive bar in the East Village, had $120 and $60 transactions a minute apart on Jan. 17, 2011. The bar is around the corner from a Bank of America that takes EBT cards.

West Village tobacco shop Shisha International had EBT transactions ranging from $40 to $180 in 2011. The store is near at least two EBT-friendly ATMs.

Legislative efforts to crack down on sinful spending have fallen short.

State Sen. Tom Libous (R-Binghamton) passed a bill in his chamber in June that would outlaw welfare withdrawals at gambling dens, strip clubs and other venues of vice, but the measure is gathering dust in the Democratic-controlled Assembly.

Libous is looking for a new Assembly sponsor to carry the bill in that house in the upcoming legislative session, after past sponsor George Latimer (D-Rye) was elected to the state Senate.

With only one of the city’s Assembly members, Nicole Malliotakis (R-B’klyn./SI), as a co-sponsor, the bill faces an uphill battle.

The Assembly typically doesn’t support welfare reform, because its more liberal members think the measures “hurt the poor,” Libous said. If the bill remains stalled, the state stands to lose $120 million in federal welfare funding.

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, signed by President Obama last February, requires states to prohibit sinful welfare spending by 2014. If they don’t, they’ll forfeit federal cash.

“The people who are stealing from the program are the ones I want to go after,” Libous said. “Not someone who lost his job or a single mom who has to feed her kids. That’s what this program is supposed to be for.”

A spokesman with the US Department of Health and Human Services said states make their own rules on EBT cards.

Some states already limit where EBT cards can withdraw money.

A rep from OTDA, New York’s welfare office, said the state does not choose or regulate which retailers get ATMs that handle EBTs. Instead, retailers decide whether to use an ATM that accepts welfare cards.

Additional reporting by Susan Edelman and Brad Hamilton

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Apparent Beef Between Food Cart Vendors Leads To Wild Shootout Near Yankee Stadium

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This is from CBS-2 New York.

How could this happen in New York law biding people can not have a gun.

But is seems the criminals are the only ones to have guns.

You do not see this much in states where you can own and carry a gun.

I have had people tell me you must be paranoid because you carry a gun.

My reply is what the hell do I have to be paranoid about I carry a gun.

Witness: Argument Over A Spot Results In Bullets Flying, 2 Wounded, 1 Arrested.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Diners in a Bronx community ran for cover as shots rang out Thursday afternoon.

A bloodied shirt, deserted stands, and plenty of police were part of the aftermath of a broad daylight double shooting involving an ordained minister just blocks from Yankee Stadium.

The incident happened in the shadows of the ballpark on East 161st Street and Gerard Avenue, near the Crown Diner, around 1:30 p.m.

Witnesses said a man dressed in a suit and straw hat, later identified by police as Horace Coleman, shot two victims before dropping his gun and putting his hands up. He was then quickly arrested by court officers in the area who were on their lunch break, CBS 2′s Sean Hennessey reported.

Witnesses said the shooting occurred following a dispute between food cart vendors who were arguing over a spot. Investigators said the alleged shooter owns a water stand in the concourse area.

Patricia Perez and Anne Davis said they were inside the diner scared out of their minds.

“Everyone was having lunch and all of a sudden we heard like four pops — pop pop pop — and everyone started running,” Perez said.

“When I heard the pop, I hit for the bathroom. I was running for cover,” Davis added.

The shooting took place right outside the diner door, police said.

“He turned around and shot the man in the newsstand, then he turned around and shot down the block, a couple of bullets. I don’t know whether he hit somebody. They say he hit another person. Then he turned back, leaned over the man in the newsstand, and shot him again,” witness Debbie Haughton said.

“I could see the guy, I heard the shot. I looked over there — point-blank he was shooting this guy at least four times,” one street merchant told 1010 WINSAl Jones.

As the bullets flew, so did the diner’s customers, some fleeing to the back, others to the window to see outside.

“I saw the shooter running up the block with a gun in his hand,” witness Peter Katsihtis said.

Katsihtis said one of his customers, a man in an orange shirt, had just left his diner after a meal when he became a victim.

“He was telling me ‘Help me! Help me! I can’t breathe!’ and I noticed he was shot, a lot of blood on his body,” he said.

Police told 1010 WINS’ Jones a 41-year-old man was shot multiple times and is in critical condition, while a 60-year-old was shot in the torso. The shooting victims were transported to Lincoln Hospital.

One of the victims reportedly underwent surgery.

On Thursday night, Coleman’s family visited the precinct where he was being held and said the ordained minister had to have been pushed to the edge to ever use a weapon.

“He doesn’t curse. He doesn’t fight. He doesn’t to get in confrontations,” said Mickey Bentson, the suspect’s cousin. “It had to be him protecting himself in order to get out of that situation.”

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