Two shot in Jamaica home invasion

By Patrick Donachie

Police were seeking two suspects who shot two people during a home invasion attempt in Jamaica Sunday evening. One of the wounded was a state corrections officer, police said.

Officers responded to a 911 call of two people shot at 6:56 p.m., police said, at a home near the corner of Mathias Avenue and 166th Street. When police arrived, they found an unconscious and unresponsive 58-year-old man with several gunshot wounds to the torso. They also found a 52-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the shoulder., and the New York Post reported she managed to struck one of the suspects with a hammer before they left the scene.

EMS workers responded to the scene and took both victims to Jamaica Hospital, where they were listed in critical condition.

Police described the two suspects as black males between the ages of 20 and 30, both wearing black hoodie sweatshirts and blue jeans. The two suspects forced their way into the house and shot both victims, police said. After opening fire, one suspect fled east on Mathias, while one fled westbound.

Police said no arrests had been made and the investigation was ongoing.

Reach reporter Patrick Donachie by e-mail at pdona[email protected]cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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