Police seek suspects accused of shooting man in Queens home invasion robbery

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Man shot during home invasion robbery in Queens
One man was shot during a home invasion robbery in Queens Wednesday morning. Anthony Carlo has the latest.

FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- Police are investigating a terrifying home invasion in Queens in which a group of men forced their way into a home and shot a man inside.

Officials say the suspects knocked on the door of the victim's 62nd Avenue home just before 5:40 a.m.

First they tried the ground floor and some of them went in through an unlocked window, one tenant said.

"They didn't find anything in my room, they tried to go up from inside the house, but the door is locked, so they came to the front and broke the window," a downstairs tenant named Lu said. "I'm terrified because four guys rushed into my room. The other four rushed to the next door. So they just told me to stay quiet, don't move."

One of the suspects found his way into the upstairs apartment through the big hole they poked in the glass. Tenants say the suspect tried to unlock the front door to let the rest of the crew in.

One tenant tried to fight back and that's when police say one of the suspects shot the 31-year-old man in the chest and arm.

Police believe the victim tried to push some of the suspects out of his window before gunfire erupted. The victim is in critical condition at a local hospital.

"He just tried to protect our home, it's really bad, I feel bad for him," an unidentified tenant said.

The upstairs tenants surmise that the suspects wanted their Range Rover that was parked in the driveway.

"We always park over here - that's why- and we're close to the highway, easy to escape," the tenant said.

The suspects stole $800 and an Apple iPad from the victim, authorities said. They then fled in a dark-colored sedan.

No arrests have been made.

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