Two gunmen sought for allegedly shooting teen in face, wounding second man, in Springfield Gardens: NYPD

Cops are looking for these suspects, who allegedly shot a 15-year-old boy in the face and wounded another man as they sat in a car in Springfield Gardens on Tuesday evening.
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Police from the 113th Precinct in Jamaica are searching for two gunmen who opened fire on a teen and another man in Springfield Gardens on Tuesday evening.

The 15-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man were sitting in a Mercedes Benz near the intersection of 183rd Street and 143rd Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. when two strangers approached the rear of the vehicle, pulled out handguns and opened fire, striking the youngster in the face and the other victim in his left leg, police said.

The gunmen ran off northbound on 183rd Street towards 141st Avenue. EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the teenager to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Glen Oaks, where he was listed in stable condition. The other victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was also listed in stable condition. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the two suspects and described them as having medium complexions. One wore a black and white baseball cap, a white T-shirt, light blue jeans and red and black Nike Air Jordan sneakers. The other perpetrator was wearing a pair of red and white Nike Air Jordan sneakers, green and white tie-dye shorts, an olive green T-shirt and a white T-shirt covering his face.

A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the gunmen.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through June 9, the 113th Precinct has reported 6 shooting incidents so far in 2024, 3 fewer than the 9 reported at the same point last year, a decline of 33.3%, according to the most recent CompStat report.