14-year-old girl one of 3 victims in apparent drive-by shooting in Queens

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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Three teenagers were shot, including a 14-year-old girl, in what police believe to be a drive-by shooting in Fresh Meadows, Queens Wednesday afternoon. Jim Dolan has the details.

FRESH MEADOWS, Queens (WABC) -- Three teenagers were shot, including a 14-year-old girl, in what police believe to be a drive-by shooting in Queens Wednesday afternoon.

A preliminary investigation found that two cars pulled up next to a group of 10-12 teens who were walking down the sidewalk near 64-50 188th Street in Fresh Meadows shortly after 4 p.m.

That's when a suspect exited his vehicle and fired several shots into the group of teens before fleeing in the vehicle.

"All of a sudden I hear gunshots, and I'm like I know those are gunshots, those are not fireworks," a witness named Vincent said. "I told my son get inside."

"I was inside just working, and I heard rapid fire ... just quick shots and then it was quiet and then a lot of sirens," one witness said.

A 14-year-old girl and two 18-year-old men were struck by bullets.

The girl was shot in the neck and taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in critical, but stable condition.

The two men were both struck in the leg and taken to Booth Memorial in stable condition.

When the gunfire stopped, Vincent ran outside.

"I happen to see a lady, outside our car, hysterical and crying saying, 'they just shot a girl,'" Vincent said. "I look, it's the group of kids from Fresh Meadows, one of the girls got shot in the neck. To see a 14-year-old girl hurt like that, I have a daughter that's five and a son who's 12, it's just really sad."

Police said the group was targeted, but it's unclear which victims were the intended targets.

There's no description of the car or suspects at this time.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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