While the dailies fished for quotes of disbelief—I mean, that's where Pat Kiernan lives!—Gothamist found sources who report that the shooting spot has been a hotbed of drug dealing, and that such violence is not really shocking. "I grew up near East New York and so at first I was kind of surprised and startled by the violence and ugliness that happens here occasionally in 'hipsterland,'" one resident told the website. "But living here for four years, I understand it all too well. Things like the shooting or McCarren scuffles happen on a smaller level every single day around here."
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