2012-01-27 / Top Stories

Rockaway Precincts Share Shooting Schedule

By Howard Schwach


Undercover police officers from the 100 Precinct stopped some people who were on the Rockaway Freeway right after the shooting. Photos by Susan Locke. Undercover police officers from the 100 Precinct stopped some people who were on the Rockaway Freeway right after the shooting. Photos by Susan Locke. Shootings are not in short supply in Rockaway, but it is unusual for each of the two Rockaway precincts to be running a shooting investigation at exactly the same time.

The first call came in to the 911 system that there had been a shooting outside of McDonald’s, on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 92 Street at about 1:19 p.m. on Wednesday.

A witness to the shooting told responding units from the 100 Precinct that the shooter was wearing a gray hoodie and gray sweatpants and that he took off towards the Freeway.

Just as police officers from the 100 Precinct began a search for the shooter, another call came in from Central Communications, announcing a shooting at 262 Beach 13 Street, in the 101 Precinct.

The calls over the police radio got confusing as both precincts called on the elite Emergency Service Unit to search for evidence and the aviation unit was called on to search the rooftops looking for two or three males who were seen fleeing the scene of the Far Rockaway shooting, heading for the beachfront.


Uniformed police searching both for a shooter and his victim questioned people at the shopping center on Beach 88 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Uniformed police searching both for a shooter and his victim questioned people at the shopping center on Beach 88 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. While no victim was ever found in the 100 Precinct shooting, a male who had been shot in the leg was quickly found in the 101 Precinct shooting.

The unidentified victim was declared not likely to die from his wounds and was transported to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital nearby the shooting scene.

Police in the Far Rockaway shooting had trouble getting the eyewitnesses to speak with them in public for fear of retribution from the thugs.

None of the shooters was arrested as The Wave went to press, but precinct detectives in both precincts are investigating.

The 100 Precinct Squad can be reached at 718-318-4266. The 101 Precinct Squad can be reached at 718- 868-3429.

Anybody with information on either shooting should call the relevant squad.

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