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Person of interest sought in Bayside house party shooting

Photo by Robert Stridiron/Inset courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD released on Friday afternoon video footage of a man wanted for questioning in connection with last month’s shooting at a house party in Bayside that left two male guests injured.

Police described the person of interest as a black male who was last seen wearing a black shirt and red jacket. The two-second video shows the man apparently being physically restrained by other individuals.

The shooting occurred at about 12:12 a.m. on Oct. 25 inside a mansion on 28th Avenue near 212th Street. Reportedly, the home was rented through Airbnb to individuals who organized a Halloween-themed party where male guests were charged admission for entry.

Authorities said the two victims, ages 23 and 27, were both shot in the torso outside the home after getting involved in an argument with an unidentified man. Paramedics rushed the 27-year-old to New York Presbyterian Queens in Flushing in critical condition; the 23-year-old was taken to North Shore Hospital in Manhasset and listed in stable condition. Both are making recoveries.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the whereabouts of the person of interest is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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