A dispute at a Queens karaoke bar early on Friday morning ended with gunshots that left a 22-year-old man dead and his girlfriend injured, police reported.
Law enforcement sources said the victims got into an argument with the unidentified male suspect while in the basement of the K-Show Bar at 38-10 138th St. in Flushing at about 1:17 a.m. on Aug. 13.
The words turned violent, cops said, when the perpetrator opened fire on the couple, striking the victim multiple times in the torso. One of the bullets struck the victim’s 22-year-old girlfriend in the right hand.
After firing the shots, police reported, the gunman bolted from the scene on foot, heading eastbound on 39th Avenue.
Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to the incident. EMS rushed both victims to nearby NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital.
The 22-year-old man died shortly upon arriving at the medical center, police said. The NYPD has withheld his identity, pending family notification.
His girlfriend was listed in stable condition, cops added.
So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.
This story first appeared on amNew York Metro.