Ohhh yes!! I know what you mean.
I think Granville does scare people a bit - Sydney is a city divided and I don't think many of my friends from the East or North would dream of going to Granville...or Auburn or Cab - but its their loss.
Sure there are shootings. But I have never had any problems and work on the assumption that 99% of the people shot at kind of know who and why...and I just don't have those kind of issues.