It would be nice if the NYPD were honest about just how often this happens. A friend who lives in Harlem saw a guy fire a bunch of random shots into the air just a few weeks ago, she would have been more than capable of eliminating the problem herself if allowed but instead she had to wait for the cops to show up and be useless.
An armory might be bigger than an arsenal, but only if you have the shooters to use all the firearms….
On the serious side, what evidence is there this guy or anyone else actually fired anything to start the whole police response? Or was it a police response after somebody who knew about the guy decided he needed some investigation?