Thugs fire 53 shots in Eastwick showdown

Two groups of trigger-happy fools blasted 53 shots at each other yesterday on a quiet street in Eastwick where schoolchildren were playing, police said.
Amazingly, no one was struck by the swarm of slugs that ripped through the air on Bittern Place near Eastwick Avenue about 3:30 p.m., said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
At least three gunmen — armed with an assault rifle and 9mm handguns — walked up and fired at four young men who were sitting outside 2837 Bittern Place, a house that been something of nuisance property to<NO1>surrounding<NO> neighbors, Walker said.
One of the men in the targeted group shot back with a .40-caliber handgun.
When the gunfire ended, the shooters darted into a white SUV with a New Jersey license plate and sped off, Walker said.
Police arrested Joseph Del Rossi, 25, who lives at the nuisance property. He was charged with narcotics violations because police found crack cocaine inside, Walker said.
“It could’ve been a disaster out there. You had about 10 children who were outside playing,” he said.
Walker said he wanted city agencies, including the Department of Licenses and Inspections, to work on shuttering the nuisance property