Two Others Hit In Hail Of Bullets
In the wrong place at the wrong time, a 20-year-old woman was shot to death and two other bystanders were injured after gunfire erupted near an Elmhurst nightclub early last Friday morning, Oct. 31, it was reported.
Law enforcement sources said the bullets flew at about 4:05 a.m. at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Barnwell Avenue.
According to authorities, an apparent dispute broke out among a crowd of unidentified individuals inside Club Hive, located at 79-21 Queens Blvd., a block away from the shooting location.
Police were called, and members of the 110th Precinct responded to the scene. Once the officers arrived, law enforcement sources said, the crowd dispersed out into the street.
Moments later, it was reported, an unidentified individual at Queens Boulevard and Barnwell Avenue pulled out a gun and began firing.
Two of the bullets struck 20- year-old Tamar Sermons of Edgewood Avenue in Springfield Gardens in the neck and leg. Paramedics rushed her to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where she later died of her injuries.
Additionally, a 21-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks and leg, while a 31-year-old man sustained a graze wound to his head. Both were rushed to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment of their injuries, which were not life-threatening.
Police units canvassed the surrounding area for suspects and evidence, but no immediate arrests were made, it was noted.
The 110th Precinct Detective Squad is conducting the investigation, law enforcement sources said.
Anyone with any information regarding the shooting that could prove helpful is asked to call the 110th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-476-9303; all calls will be kept confidential.