By COLlive staff
Gunshots were fired Tuesday evening on Union Street near Brooklyn Avenue in the heart of Crown Heights, residents reported.
Residents heard the shots at approximately 5:45 pm and called police, the NYPD said.
After canvassing the area, shell casings were found by police. There were no apparent victims.
Police are searching for surveillance footage from the area.
Residents expressed concern about the recent increase in violence in the neighborhood.
“It is frightening to know that in a residential area where people are living their lives and walking the streets, there are bullets flying around them,” Devorah Halberstam, honorary commissioner for community safety told COLlive.