5 People Shot In Broad Daylight On Queens Sidewalk

Posted: May 26, 2008 in Hip Hop (No Sucka Shit)

According to WNBC.com:
Police said five people were shot on a busy Queens street at about 11:40 a.m. Saturday.

Both sides of Roosevelt Avenue had been shut down between 80th and 81st streets as police investigated

Officers told News 4 New York it appears this may have been a gang-related shooting

Police said they responded to a 911 call for a woman shot at a bus stop 80th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights.

Upon arrival, they said they found a total of five shooting victims — three with gunshot wounds and two with graze wounds.

Police said one man fired all the shots and that he was on foot with a group of about five others. Police are hoping surveillance cameras in the area caught the crime.

All of the victims were transported to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Initial reports had said the woman who was shot was pregnant, but the New York Police Department said later that she was not.

The woman, 21, was hurt the worst out of all the victims. Police said it appears a 21-year-old man was the only intended target, and that this man stumbled into a nearby restaurant and collapsed after he was shot.

No arrests have been made and police say the investigation is ongoing.

The manager of a neighborhood beauty salon said he ran out on the street after hearing the shots and saw the five victims lying on the bloodied pavement.

Hugo Calle, the manager, said four men and a woman were shot.

Last Sunday, there was a gang-related shooting in which one man was injured just steps away from this incident but it is unclear whether they are related.

Those who live in the area are concerned.

“It’s kind of scary to live here when i know at any times during the day time even that i could be shot,” said Judy Capili of Jackson Heights.


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