Rockaway Precincts Share Shooting Schedule
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.
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.