2010-02-05 / Top Stories

Two Males Shot Over Weekend

By Nicholas Briano

The weekend was marred by a pair of shootings in Arverne, both of which left the victims hospitalized and police seeking the unknown gunmen.

Last Saturday at 12:10 a.m. police responded to a call of a male shot near 528 Beach 67 Street. The 21-year-old unidentified man was shot once in the left shoulder by an unknown perpetrator.

The victim told police he was going into his house when he was approached from behind and shot once. The shooter, who fled in an unknown direction is still being sought by police. The victim was rushed to Jamaica Hospital and is listed in stable condition.

The following night at a house party inside Carlton Manor at 71-15 Beach Channel Drive an 18-year-old male was shot once in the right side of his neck, according to police. The victim, who made his way to his mother’s house at Beach 81 Street called police at 1:30 a.m. He was initially taken to Peninsula Hospital Center but was then transferred to Jamaica Hospital and is expected to live. Police are investigating the incident.

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