NYPD raises reward for information regarding Fresh Meadows shooting that left 14-year-old girl paralyzed

Police looking for info on Fresh Meadows shooting that left teen paralyzed
The NYPD has increased the reward for information that leads to the arrest of the alleged gunman in a Fresh Meadows shooting in April that left a 14-year-old girl paralyzed from the neck down. (Courtesy of NYPD)

Nearly three months after a 14-year-old girl was left paralyzed from the neck down during a shooting in Fresh Meadows, the NYPD announced Tuesday that it is upping the reward to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the gunmen.

The incident occurred in broad daylight on the afternoon of April 28 when the victim was walking with two 18-year-old men to a nearby pizzeria. Four unidentified men pulled up in two dark-colored BMWs in front of 64-50 188th St. in the Fresh Meadows Apartments and began to argue with the victim and her friends.

One of them pulled out a handgun and began firing multiple times, according to the NYPD. The victim was shot in her neck while one of the 18-year-olds suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and the other teen was shot in the torso.

The men piled into one of the BMWs and sped off heading northbound on 188th Street. Detectives later found the second car that had been left behind, police said.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the 14-year-old to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Manhasset. The two men were transported to New York Hospital Queens.

The NYPD released a video on social media announcing the reward of $10,000.

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. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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