Mother, daughter shot at Hampton Inn in South Ozone Park

By Sadef Ali Kully

A mother was fighting for her life at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Friday after gunman shot at her and her daughter Thursday night outside of Hampton Inn in South Ozone Park, according to police sources.

Around 8 p.m., police responded to a call of a woman who had been shot by an unidentified gunman outside the front entrance of the Hampton Inn hotel, off the North Conduit nearby John F. Kennedy International Airport, the police sources said.

The suspect fled the scene in a white sedan, according to the sources.

Emergency responders cleared a path to rush the mother to Jamaica Hospital who is currently critical condition, police said. A NYPD spokesman said the daughter was released from medical care.

The identities of the victims were not disclosed.

Police sources said there was a helicopter search for the suspect that turned up nothing but the investigation was continuing.

At the scene of the incident Friday morning, a Honda was parked outside of the entrance in front of blood stains, crime scene tape and latex gloves from the previous night’s shooting.

On Friday Hampton Inn employees who were starting their morning shifts walked into a scene filled with TV cameras and reporters, but the workers were told not to speak with the media.

Reach Reporter Sadef Ali Kully by e-mail at skully@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4546.

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