Shootings Continue In 101 Precinct
With the summer over, shooting events continue apace in the 101 Precinct. Police sources say that there were 20 shootings in Rockaway between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year. The two shootings last weekend mark the 21st and 22nd between late May and now.
On Friday, September 21 at about 9:15 a.m. an unidentified 31-year-old man was shot twice, once in the right side and once in the right ankle in front of 22-51 Dix Avenue in Far Rockaway.
The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital Center by EMS, where he was treated and released.
The second shooting of the weekend took place on Sunday, September 23 at about 7:15 p.m.
An unidentified 28-year-old man was shot once in the shoulder at the intersection of Beach 54 Street and Beach Channel Drive.
Eyewitnesses say that some shots may have been fired at responding police units, but sources cannot confirm that report.
The victim was transported to Interfaith Hospital in Brooklyn by a friend.
He was treated and released. Neither of the victims saw their shooters, nor did either have any idea why they would be targeted.
According to statistics released this week by the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Public Information, there have been 25 shooting victims in the 101 Precinct this year, up from 23 last year. In addition, at this time last year, there had been 18 shooting incidents in which no victims were ever found, as opposed to more than 20 this year.
In the 100 Precinct, there were 11 shooting victims at this time last year and there are nine this year, down 18.2 percent. There were, however, nine shooting incidents in which no victims were ever found last year at this time as opposed to eight this year.
Detectives from the 101 Precinct are investigating both of the recent shootings.
Anybody with information on either of the shootings is urged to call the 101 Precinct detectives at 718-868-3429.