By Madina Toure
A 32-year-old man was shot by four black men early Sunday morning as he was walking through Leavitt Park in Flushing, the NYPD said.
The man, identified as Richie Guerrero, was walking in the northwest corner of Leavitt Street and 32nd Avenue, at about 12:15 a.m. when he was approached by four black men, according to a police spokesman.
Guerrero was forced to give the men his wallet containing his ID and $100 in cash as well as a bank card, the spokesman said.
The men then shot him with a crossbow and a firearm, causing injuries to hit right arm and his right buttock, the spokesman added.
Guerrero said he had been drinking on 35th Avenue and Union Street when he was approached by the men, who fired 10 shots, three of which hit him on the top of his shoulder, under the arm and in his arm.
He said he saw three houses, rang all three doorbells and looked for a phone and people to help him. He founded an unlocked door on one home, entered it and drank milk and orange juice in the fridge and went down to the basement.
When police arrived, the people who lived in the home alerted them that someone was in the house.
“So when I came out the front door, I come out to cops with their guns drawn,” Guerrero said.
He showed the cops his wounded arm and back, he said.
Guerrero was admitted to the hospital, where he remained Monday.
The suspects fled in an unknown direction and the investigation was ongoing, the spokesman said.
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