2000-04-01 / Front Page

Hammels Shootings Go Unsolved

Perps Climb To Top Of Most Wanted List
By Joan Ward George

Two recent shootings in the Hammels Housing Development remain unsolved and the detectives of the 100 Precinct are asking the community to come forward with any information that might help them in the apprehension of the shooter or shooters involved in these crimes.

The first unsolved case occurred in broad daylight on February 28 at approximately 12:30 p.m. According to the police, a 20 year old black male was shot in the leg while he was walking in the courtyard horseshoe located at 84-18 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The victim told the police that he did not know his assailant and that he was approached from behind by more than one person. The victim was not seriously injured, but was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Police Officer Mike Verna at the 100 Precinct Detective Squad at 318-4223. Information related to this shooting can also be phoned into the CRIMES-TOPPERS Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. A reward of up to $1,000 can be awarded to the person responsible for providing a tip that results in the arrest and indictment of a fugitive from justice. All information can be kept confidential. All persons are to be considered innocent until proven guilty.

The second unsolved shooting occurred on March 8 at 10:30 p.m. A 20 year old black male was sitting in front of 85-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard when he was hit by a bullet that was aimed at another target. The victim, whose name is being withheld by the police, alleges that once he heard the shots he started to run away and was shot in the left side just above his hip. He claims that he did not know the identity of the shooter.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective McCaffrey at 318-4223 or the CRIMESTOPPERS Hotline.

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