3 hospitalized after shooting in Queens, police say

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Sunday, October 30, 2022
3 hospitalized after shooting in Queens, police say
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Three people were hospitalized after a shooting in Queens. Lucy Yang has the story.

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- Three people were hospitalized after a shooting in Queens.

It happened on the corner of 91st Ave and Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica just before 2 p.m. Sunday.

A 29-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, a 24-year-old man was shot in the stomach, and a 21-year-old woman was shot in the lower back. All three were taken to Jamaica Hospital in serious, but stable condition.

The gunman is described as wearing a blue bubble jacket, blue Adidas sweatpants, and wearing a facemask.

Police say an argument between the two men led up to the shooting, but investigators are still trying to piece together the narrative that led to the violence, which stretched a city block.

It is not clear if the violence started outside Long Island Grocery Deli, but some of the food displays were knocked over. There was a trail of blood down the sidewalk to the other end of the block.

Yasser Ali just showed up for his night shift at the deli, only to find an active crime scene and police blocking his entrance.

"They tell me somebody got shot outside and they came into the store," Ali said.

It is unclear if the woman who was shot is an innocent bystander.

Another shooting occured less than a mile from the busy intersection in Jamaica. Police sauy a 16-year-old was shot in the stomach. He was taken to North Shore Long Island Jewish Children's Hospital in critical condition. Authorities do not believe the two shootings were related.

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