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Woodhaven drive-by shooting leaves three men wounded: NYPD

Kids play in the front yard near the scene of a shooting on 77th Street and 88th Street in Woodhaven on Tuesday, June 29. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

Police from the 102nd Precinct are searching for a gunman who wounded three young men in a drive-by shooting in Woodhaven on the evening of Tuesday, June 29.

The three victims were standing near the intersection of 77th Street and 88th Avenue just before 7:15 p.m. when an occupant in a dark-colored sedan opened fire, striking the three bystanders.

Several people were injured during a shooting in Woodhaven on Tuesday, June 29. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)
Police from the 102nd Precinct investigate a shooting in Woodhaven on Tuesday, June,29.

A 19-year-old was shot once in the right leg; a 21-year-old was shot several times in the right leg; and a 22-year-old man was grazed by a bullet in the head, according to the NYPD.

“This isn’t a shock to me,” local resident Jelani Richards said after watching the scene unfold. “There is always something happening on this block. If it isn’t one thing, it is another.”

The gunman sped off southbound on 77th Street, according to law enforcement.

Police from the 102nd Precinct investigate a shooting in Woodhaven on Tuesday, June 29. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)
Detectives from the 102nd Precinct investigate a shooting involving three victims. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

The wounded men were able to drive themselves to Jamaica Hospital where all three were listed in stable condition, police said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

“I condemn in the strongest terms the outrageous and inexcusable drive-by shooting of three people last night at 77th Street in Woodhaven,” Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar said. “This comes only two weeks after the neighborhood witnessed a shooting in broad daylight at the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 90th Street and a month after a shooting on 90th Street off Park Lane South. Gun violence has no place in our society, and I will do everything in my power to reverse the recent upticks in shootings and certain other crimes. I am always in contact with 102nd Precinct Commanding Officer Antonio Fidacaro, and we have already discussed this and other troubling crimes in South Queens. After decades of progress in reducing crime, we cannot and will not return to the “Bad Old Days.”

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

 

Additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell.

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