Cops Seek Answers For Fatal Gunfire Near Nightclub
The NYPD released last week an image of a man wanted for questioning in connection with a fatal shooting near an Elmhurst nightclub last month.
Law enforcement sources described the person of interest as a black male in his 20s last seen wearing a football jersey with the number 99 on the front.
Police want to talk with him about the Oct. 31 shooting in the vicinity of Queens Boulevard and Barnwell Avenue that left a Springfield Gardens woman dead and two others injured.
As previously reported, the shooting occurred at 4 a.m. Halloween morning a block away from Club Hive, located at 79-21 Queens Blvd.
Authorities said the trouble began with a brawl inside the club. Officers from the 110th Precinct responded to the location after receiving calls about the dispute; after they arrived, club patrons began spilling out onto the street.
Moments later, law enforcement sources said, an unidentified individual at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Barnwell Avenue pulled out a gun and began firing at a group of people.
Police said 20-year-old Tamar Sermons of Edgewood Avenue was shot in the neck and leg; she later died of her injuries at Elmhurst Hospital Center.
Two other individuals-a 21- year-old woman shot in the buttocks and leg, and a 31-yearold man whose head was grazed by a bullet-were treated for their injuries at Elmhurst Hospital.
The 110th Precinct Detective Squad’s investigation is ongoing, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the whereabouts of the person of interest that could prove helpful is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577- TIPS; by text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
All calls and messages will be kept confidential.