2005-11-18 / Community

Police Investigate B. 65 Street Shooting

A 23-year-old man was shot early last Saturday morning while walking on Beach 65 Street near Thursby Avenue (see arrow). Police are investigating.A 23-year-old man was shot early last Saturday morning while walking on Beach 65 Street near Thursby Avenue (see arrow). Police are investigating. A 23-year-old man underwent surgery at a local hospital early last Saturday morning after he was shot in his leg wile walking on a street in Arverne, police said.

Gilbert Barnett Jr. told investigators he was walking south on Beach 65 Street at about 2:10 a.m. when an unknown shooter opened fire on him near Thursby Avenue, according to police.

The NYPD conducted an exhaustive search of the area for the gunman but didn’t find a suspect, according to a source.

Barnett, who lives in an apartment on Beach 56 Street, was brought to the emergency room at Peninsula Hospital Center for a gunshot wound to his left thigh. He was treated and later released.

Police asked anyone with information to call the 100 Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 318-4221.

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