Two people were shot last night in Williamsburg on a block some locals say has been plagued with crime and drug problems in recent months.

Police say the shooting happened just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of Havemeyer Street and South 3rd Street. A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg and the foot, and a 22-year-old man was shot in the arm and torso.

Cops add that both men, who were transported in serious condition to Bellevue Hospital and Woodhull Medical Center respectively, were "shot during a dispute." They say no suspects are in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.

Local resident Chelsea Hassman said she exited her apartment a little while after the shooting took place last night to find police tape in front of her building and one ambulance still at the scene. "A man walked up and two people who had been talking to the cops told him his son had been shot, and he should go to the hospital," she told us.

Two weeks ago, a group of four men beat up and attempted to rob a man on Havemeyer between South 3rd and South 4th. In September, a heroin drug trafficking operation was broken up in the area, with 25 people charged for their alleged involvement. After that bust, one longtime resident told us, "I'm not surprised, it's always been really easy to score drugs on my block."

"There are constantly people who I'm pretty sure are drug dealers in front of the building," Hassman said. "Several have guard dogs that sit with them all day. I've seen at least a few 'transactions' happen, and it's gotten worse since that big heroin bust two blocks away."