Two shot in Woodhaven: police

By Gabriel Rom

A 39-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were shot early Saturday morning inside the Rico Chimi restaurant in Woodhaven, police said.

Police said an unknown suspect walked into the restaurant, located at 80-01 Atlantic Avenue at 12:30 a.m., and opened fire on the two victims.

The man was shot twice in his leg and stomach and the woman was shot once in her leg, police said.

Both victims were listed in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.

According to Alexander Blenkinsopp, spokesman for the Woodhaven Residents Block Association, an officer from the 102nd Precinct told the civic group the shooting was a targeted incident and not a random act.

Police do not currently have a description of the suspect.

Reach reporter Gabriel Rom by e-mail at grom@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.