NNOAC Week Marred By Shootings
In what seemed like an ironic twist of fate, a man, who succumbed to his injuries the next day, was shot within the confines of the 101 Precinct just as the National Night Out Against Crime celebration was getting underway on August 2. The shooting was one of three gun-related incidents that occurred last week.
Last Tuesday police, including Deputy Inspector Michael Lipetri who commands the 101 Precinct, responded to a call of a male shot on Beach 51 Street. Lipetri and other officers were seen leaving the Bayswater Park NNOAC proceedings in response to the call at approximately 5:30 p.m. The victim, Brian Jones, 34, was found at approximately 6 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the head in front of his home at 51-11 Almeda Avenue.
EMS transported him to Peninsula Hospital Center where he was listed in critical condition. He died the next day. There have been no arrests, and a homicide investigation is ongoing.
On Friday, August 5 at 1:20 a.m., a 27-year-old male was shot in the calf in front of 13-31 Brunswick Avenue and taken to Jamaica Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Also at approximately 1:40 a.m. that morning two males were shot inside 54-22 Beach Channel Drive. A teenager, 19, was shot in the lower left leg and was taken to Jamaica Hospital. The 29- year-old, who sustained one gunshot wound to the right shoulder, was transported to Peninsula Hospital Center.
Both shootings are being investigated by the 101 Detective Squad.