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Shootout scares residents

A police car on patrol following yesterday’s shooting incident.

A police car on patrol following yesterday’s shooting incident.

NASSAU — A shootout on Fleming and Dunmore Streets between rival gangs yesterday morning left many area residents scrambling for cover and in fear for their lives, according to eyewitnesses.

According to police, officers rushed to the scene shortly before noon after receiving reports that multiple gunshots were heard near the Fleming Street Clinic.

Police said it was the second time in 24 hours that they were called to the area about a shoot-out, which they believe has stemmed from a turf war.

When The Nassau Guardian arrived on the scene, the Fleming Street Clinic’s doors were locked. The clinic remained closed for the remainder of the day yesterday.

Crime scene investigators collected several shell casings from a dirt path connecting Fleming Street and Dunmore Street.

Around 1 p.m., residents of the area were just beginning to emerge from their houses as police processed the scene.

Several of them, who spoke to The Nassau Guardian on condition of anonymity out of fear they would be targeted, said gunshots have been fired in that particular area for the last few days and yesterday as many a 30 gunshots were heard. (Nassau Guardian)

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