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    Giants out celebrating Cruz's birthday when gun fight breaks out

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    Giants out celebrating Cruz's birthday when gun fight breaks out
    By LARRY CELONA, JAMIE SCHRAM & CYNTHIA R. FAGEN

    Last Updated: 9:57 AM, November 16, 2011

    Posted: 2:22 AM, November 16, 2011

    Bullets flew early yesterday at a wildly popular Chelsea nightspot where Giants star Victor Cruz was celebrating his birthday with a group of pals.

    At least four shots were fired from a 9mm handgun at the trendy Juliet Supperclub, just steps from the High Line Park, at about 2:20 a.m., striking two men who cops said were the intended targets. One of them died.

    A woman, described by the sources as an innocent victim, suffered a graze wound.

    Members of the Giants and Kansas City Chiefs had been at the club that night but it was not clear when they left, police sources said.

    One source said the star wide receiver was there for his 25th birthday and was still in the club when the shots were fired.

    Actor Ryan Phillippe and R&B singer Estelle were also at the club, in addition to other members of Big Blue: Hakeem Nicks, Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle and Chris Canty. Brandon Albert and Jarrad Paige from the Chiefs and NBA stars John Wall, Russell Westbrook, Chris Duhon and Bronx native Kemba Walker were there, too.

    It was not clear whether any of them had been there during the frightening incident.

    None of the athletes witnessed the shooting, said a spokesman for the nightclub.

    Some 300 clubbers were partying when the shots were fired.

    The dead man was identified as Artis Arthur, 43, of Brooklyn, who was shot in the torso.

    Wounded were Tracy Ryals, 28, of The Bronx, and Jonai Washington, 28, of Long Island, the woman who found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    The shooting may have been set off when the gunman got into an argument with the two men involving “bumping” a woman, a police source said.

    Ryals refused to cooperate with cops, according to one source.

    He told police who questioned him at his bedside to “go f--k themselves,” a source said.

    Police sources said Arthur and Ryals both have long rap sheets for drugs and assault.

    The club was promoting a Just Chill Monday, a no-cover-charge event.

    It’s not clear how the shooter was able to smuggle a gun into the premises, since the club insists all patrons be frisked and their bags searched.

    Another Giants star wide receiver, Plaxico Burress, accidentally shot himself at the Latin Quarter nightclub in November 2008. After serving a 20-month sentence, Burress is now playing for the Jets.

    Yesterday’s gunplay was the second violent incident at Juliet.

    In September, an Upper West Side man was stabbed to death outside the club after a star-studded event that included NBA superstar LeBron James and players from the Giants.

    Additional reporting by Paul Schwartz

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    Just chill, huh?

    Jeebus.




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    Amazing the trouble these guys find or are close to....

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    Nothing in the article implicates any of the players who were there.

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    just go ahead and edit out the nonsensical, bolded statement at the top already.

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    There were shots fired in the Business Networking Forum yesterday. Dirtstart reported it....although he was the only one in the forum at the time....and had a handgun stuffed in his sweatpants waistband.

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    not saying they were involved... now if a bunch of Jets were there, I am sure it would get more play. Personally, I have not been at a place when people got shot and killed....

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    [QUOTE=jetstream23;4235624]There were shots fired in the Business Networking Forum yesterday. Dirtstart reported it....although he was the only one in the forum at the time....and had a handgun stuffed in his sweatpants waistband.[/QUOTE]


    wut??


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    Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he only heard about Cruz being at the bar "and thank God he was safe.”

    “I would speak to him as a parent would speak to their son," Coughlin said at practice Wednesday. "What happens good at 2:30, 3 in the morning? I’ve never been able to figure that one out. Beyond that is between he and I.”

    Coughlin said there was no violation of team rules.

    "The only curfews enforced are during training camp and on nights before games. It’s his night,” Coughlin said.

    As for the other players who were at the club, Coughlin said, “I will talk to those guys, too."

    Cruz acknowledged that incidents such as Monday night's can happen in those kinds of environments, but vowed to keep his focus on the team's schedule.

    "It was about understanding things like that can happen past midnight and there’s not always good people that are in the same area and you have to be careful," Cruz said of Coughlin’s comments to the team. "We have to focus on our seven-game stretch coming up and just focus on that."

    The Giants play the Eagles Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in an NFC East showdown. Tuesday’s shooting brought back memories of 2008 when then Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress carried a gun into a Manhattan night club and accidentally shot himself in the leg, ending his season.

    "Obviously the stereotype is going to be there," Cruz said of Burress, who now plays for the Jets after spending 20 months in prison.

    "Giants player in a club and there’s a shooting. But I knew I did nothing wrong. I knew I was there trying to have a good time with friends and that was it. I wasn’t doing anything negative. I wasn’t trying to be a guy that’s starting trouble anything like that. Foremost I was just trying to make sure I was safe and the people I was with were safe and then try to make it out of there."



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