Gun violence reared its ugly head in Ozone Park, where four people — including two teenagers — were injured in a shooting on Tuesday night.
Authorities say that two individuals got into an argument at approximately 6:18 p.m. on Sept. 27 inside of London Plane Tree Skate Park, located off the corner of Atlantic Avenue and 88th Street in Ozone Park. The two pulled out guns and began firing at each other, police said.
But in the process, authorities said the shooters wound up hitting and wounding four people hanging out near the park’s handball court.
More than two dozen shots were apparently fired, according to WABC-TV, though police sources could not immediately confirm that number.
Following the shooting, one of the suspects fled the scene inside a Mercedes-Benz in an unknown direction, police sources said.
Officers from the 102nd Precinct, in responding to 911 calls about the shooting, found the four victims at the location — including a 15-year-old girl shot in the left leg, and a 16-year-old boy struck in the lower back.
Both were taken by EMS to Long Island Jewish Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, which were not considered life-threatening, police said.
The other victims were a 20-year-old man shot twice in the right leg and once in the left leg; and a 32-year-old man hit in the left ankle. EMS brought them to Jamaica Hospital, and they are both expected to recover.
So far, no arrests have been made in an ongoing investigation into the shooting.
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 crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.