Police recovered a pistol and spent shell casings early Friday morning after gunshots were reported in a quiet part of Gravesend defaced earlier this month by gang graffiti.
Officers from the local precinct and the special operations division canvassed the area around Avenue X and East 1st Street after a woman reported shots fired around 1am. Officers found a .32-caliber revolver, four shell casings, two bullet cartridges, and a fired round near the intersection, according to the NYPD.
There were no injuries reported and police are investigating.
As we previously reported, neighbors woke up two weeks ago to find cars and houses spray painted with gang graffiti near East 2nd Street and Avenue X. The blue scrawlings identified several known gangs, including the California-based Sureños — one of the fastest growing crime rings in America.
Neighbors told us police seemed to shrug off their complaints after the graffiti was discovered and that officers did not respond to their phone calls. In response to our inquiry, the local station house took a police report and vowed to investigate the graffiti.