New York City, New York, USA (January 4, 2020) BTN — Several shots were fired at the Hells Angels new Bronx headquarters, sparking concerns that the motorcycle club has brought violence and chaos to a once quiet neighborhood.
Police said the clubhouse was damaged in the hail of bullets at the Longstreet Ave. building in Throggs Neck about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. No one was injured.
“Everyone’s worst fears have materialized,” Bronx Community Board 10 District Manager Matt Cruz said. “For this to happen after the holiday, and children are not back in school — it’s now a serious concern for this community.”
“The community is upset and scared,” Cruz said. “We are on heightened alert for this and we’re hoping the NYPD can get to the bottom of this as quickly as possible and we’re sure they will.”
Over 14 shots were fired, according to a post on the Facebook group “Friends of Community Board #10.” Responding officers found shell casings in front of the building, but no arrests were made.
The Hells Angels bought the fenced-off, two-story brick building near Wissman Ave. in early December. The building sits on a quiet, tree-lined street of middle-class homes.
Neighbors had complained earlier this month about a noisy gathering at the Bronx headquarters — one of many clashes that have plagued the Angels in recent years.
SOURCE: Spectrum News