EAST HARLEM (PIX11) -- After a weekend shooting near East 112th Street and 3rd Ave. in East Harlem, resident Ramon Cortez called The Guardian Angels to help patrol the area.
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa led several volunteers through the Thomas Jefferson public housing development around 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Sliwa said the group was there "to make sure everything is cool, calm, and collected."
The Guardian Angels plan to return to East Harlem for regular patrols. Sliwa told PIX11, "Residents and the community want us to have a permanent place here so they are providing us with a headquarters so that we can have a daytime presence but especially a night time presence when most of the shooting and the fights occur."