Cops looking for suspects who shot two men in the head & face in Elmhurst

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Two men are recovering at a local hospital after being shot on an Elmhurst street a few minutes before midnight on Wednesday night, police sources said.

According to law enforcement sources, the shooting took place at 11:54 p.m. on July 19 in the vicinity of 94th Street and 45th Avenue, a short distance from a footbridge over the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Washington branch.

Officers from the 110th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call, found a 21-year-old man shot in the head and a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his face. Paramedics rushed both men to Elmhurst Hospital, where they are being treated for injuries not considered life-threatening at this time.

The corner of 45th Avenue and 94th Street in Elmhurst. (photo via Google Maps)
The corner of 45th Avenue and 94th Street in Elmhurst. (photo via Google Maps)

Sources familiar with the investigation said that the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unknown, but that the victims had been seen with a group of unidentified Hispanic males moments before the shots rang out.

The 110th Precinct Detective Squad is conducting the probe. In a post to the 110th Precinct’s Twitter account, Inspector Christopher Manson — the precinct’s commander — urged anyone with information about the shooting to call the command at 718-476-9311. All calls are kept confidential.

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