Two men shot at Queens bowling alley

The News Leader

February 6, 2010 7:26:45 PM PST
Police say a retired New York City correction captain shot and wounded two men at a bowling alley in Queens. He was reportedly working security for the business. Police arrested 54-year-old Michael Iavecchio on Saturday on two counts of second-degree assault for the shooting at AMF 34th Avenue Lanes in Jackson Heights.

They say he got into an altercation with two men about 1:40 a.m.

Police say Iavecchio pulled out a .380-caliber pistol and opened fire.

Both men were wounded and hospitalized in stable condition.

Police haven't identified them.

There was no home phone listing for Iavecchio.

City Department of Correction spokesman Stephen Morello says that Iavecchio retired as a captain in 1999 after an 18-year career. His last assignment was at the Kings County Hospital prison ward.


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