File photograph/Lloyd Mitchell
Two off-duty corrections officers had been being caught in a hail of bullets throughout a Queens nightclub shooting early Saturday morning, police reported.
Each officers suffered non-life-threatening accidents and had been handled at an area hospital. Police sources stated it’s not believed they had been the shooter’s meant targets.
Regulation enforcement sources stated the gunfire erupted at about 1:28 a.m. on March 19 on the Showtime Bar & Lounge situated at 119-01 one hundred and first Ave. in South Richmond Hill.
Based on sources accustomed to the investigation, the suspected shooter had gotten concerned in a dispute inside the situation, and was finally ejected from the premises by bar employees.
Shortly after being thrown out of the bar, regulation enforcement sources stated, the suspect stood in entrance of the bar on one hundred and first Avenue, pulled out a gun and commenced firing into the situation.
Police stated one of many off-duty corrections officers, a 29-year-old feminine, took a bullet to her left foot, whereas the opposite, a 31-year-old man, was hit in the left hand.
After firing quite a few photographs, authorities stated, the suspect fled the scene in an unknown path.
Officers from the 102nd Precinct responded to the shooting. EMS rushed the officers to Jamaica Hospital for remedy of their accidents.
To this point, no arrests have been made in the continued investigation. Police didn’t instantly present the shooter’s description.
Anybody with data concerning the shooting can name Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You may as well submit suggestions on-line at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are stored confidential.