By Mark Hallum
A 46-year-old man who works in Bayside was shot in the face while leaving his vehicle in front of his Queens Village home Tuesday night, according to police.
Though police have not yet released the victim’s identity. Richard Eng was identified as the victim by the New York Post. He was returning home from his job in Bayside and got out of his BMW near his home at 102nd Avenue and 220th Street at around 2:20 a.m. when two men approached and attacked him, according to police. The suspects ran off with the Eng’s wallet and phone, police said.
A single bullet casing was recovered from the scene, according to police, and the victim was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.
The report from the Post was consistent with a post to the Bayside, Queens Facebook group in which a man close to the family of the victim said Eng did not suffer any brain damage or life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting. But he will need to undergo “a long and expensive recovery,” the friend said.
Eng is known in the Bayside community for his professional association with Black Label Donuts, which operates out of Nippon Cha at 39-34 Bell Blvd., according to the Facebook message, which further said the family would be setting up a GoFundMe page soon to help pay the medical expenses.
Although Eng was exiting his vehicle, it is not clear to NYPD whether or not he was actually inside the BMW when he was shot.
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