2012-08-17 / Top Stories

Another Shooting For 101 Precinct

An unidentified 44-year-old man was shot twice in the arm last Tuesday morning in front of the Ocean-Bay Houses in Arverne, police sources say.

The man was standing in front of 309 Beach 54 Street at about 3:25 a.m. on August 14 when two shots were fired, hitting him twice in his left triceps.

He was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was treated and released.

His wounds are not considered to be life-threatening.

The shooting was the first in the area since an unidentified motorist was shot once in his upper left thigh as he was driving in front of 54-22 Beach Channel Drive at about 4 p.m. on July 21.

This has been a summer of shootings, particularly in the 101 Precinct, where there have been more than a dozen shootings this summer.

Felonious assaults, which include shooting incidents that do not lead to a death, are up in the 101 Precinct to 140 this year from 102 last year, a rise of 35.9 percent. In the 100 Precinct, felonious assaults are down slightly, to 66 this year from 76 last year.

In addition, there are numerous incidents, particularly around the city public housing projects, where calls of “shots fired” ring out almost nightly, but no shooter or victim is ever found.

At 2 p.m. on July 30, cops received a 911 call for “three shots fired, possible male shot” at 13-62 Redfern Avenue in Far Rockaway, outside the sprawling Redfern public housing complex.

No victim was found, despite the fact that cops checked St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s emergency room, but shell casings were reportedly found.

At 4 p.m. the same day, two men with handguns were reported as threatening residents along the bay at Beach 67 Street. The men were gone by the time police responded, however.

The summer’s gun violence began in late June.

At about 2:25 a.m. on Friday, June 22, Taquan Harding, 18, of 81-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, standing in front of the bodega on 86-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, was shot and killed by an unidentified man who walked up to Harding, said something to him and then shot him once in the chest.

A little more than 24 hours later, at about 2:35 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, an unidentified 19-year-old Hispanic male was shot in the abdomen at the corner of Beach 72 Street and Hillmeyer Avenue in Arverne. Sources say that the victim was not cooperative with detectives.

Then, on Sunday, June 24, there were two shooting incidents.

At about 5:12 a.m. an unidentified male was shot in front of 438 Beach 40 Street, in the Ocean Bay Houses.

Sources say his wound is not life threatening and he was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Then, at 10:50 p.m. that night there was a report of shots fired at Beach 20 Street and Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway, but a police canvass failed to turn up anybody with a gunshot wound.

On June 27, there was an armed robbery with a handgun at Beach 49 Street and Beach Channel Drive, a robbery that police suspect was gang related.

Early in the morning of the same day, there were shots fired in the vicinity of McBride Street in Far Rockaway and then the next day, at about 10:30 p.m., a woman was shot at 321 Beach 47 Street. Sources say that the woman may have been an innocent bystander in the way of a gang-related shooting.

On July 13, Shawn Plummer, 18, was shot and killed while he was riding his bike at Beach 29 Street and Seagirt Boulevard.

The next day, on July 14, a 22-yearold man was shot once in the buttocks in front of 1436 Beach Channel Drive.

On July 17, in front of 1030 Redfern Avenue, a man suffered a gunshot wound to his back and leg.

On July 21, a motorist driving in front of the Ocean Bay Houses at 54-22 Beach Channel Drive was shot once in the thigh.

On July 30, at approximately 11:24 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot once in the arm at the corner of Beach 36 Street and Beach Channel Drive.

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