Residents call for change at violent Mott Haven houses

Residents of the Patterson Houses in Mott Haven say violence and crime have plagued their building for too long.

According to police, a 21-year-old man was shot at 324 E. 143rd St. on Thursday and a 22-year-old man was shot in the back of the head in April. A 10-year-old girl was shot in March.

Tenants say although they see an increased police presence, it?s done little to decrease the barrage of bullets they hear on a daily basis.

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