Three Shootings And A Stolen Laptop
After an October with no shootings within the confines of the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway, since November 6 the precinct has seen three shootings, its commander Captain Michael Lipetri told residents at Wednesday’s Precinct Community Council meeting.
“[On November 6] at approximately 11:05 hours a male 15 was shot in front of 57-10 Beach Channel Drive. It’s in the Ocean Bay Houses,” said Lipetri. “There was a party going on inside the community center. The 15 year-old was either going to or coming from and he ends up getting shot. He’s not too cooperate…. We really don’t have much on that and the investigation continues.”
In the early evening hours of November 12, an unidentified 21 year-old male was shot once in the abdomen according to Lipetri and earlier police reports.
The shooting took place inside 146 Beach 59 Street at Ocean Village at approximately 5:49 p.m. Police sources say that the victim, a male/black, was shot on the third floor of the building and “ran to the sixth” where he was found. He was listed in stable condition in Jamaica Hospital where he was taken by emergency personnel. Detectives are still investigating.
On November 16, police responded to a shooting at 711 Seagirt Boulevard – the Sandcastle Houses, formerly known as the Roy Reuter Houses. According to Lipetri, at approximately 2;30 p.m. “shots [were] fired from one individual to another individual. Luckily that individual did not get hit. But we made an arrest [with that].” Local sources told The Wave that the arrested man may have been a security guard in the building.
While witnesses saw emergency vehicles – an FDNY ambulance, fire truck and a FDNY chief vehicle – at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon the captain said those emergency personnel were not related to the shooting.
“We don’t have a motive at this time,” said Lipeti.
Like the others, the investigation is ongoing.
When an unknown person broke into 1200 Beach 25 Street on November 16 an upstairs neighbor jumped into action. According to the police the suspect, who stole a laptop from the home and ran to the back of the building, was chased out of the home by the neighbor. Police did a canvas of the area with negative results. As of press time, an investigation is continues.