SUNNYSIDE, Queens (WABC) -- The search continues for a suspect after an off-duty NYPD officer and his parents were randomly shot at in Queens on Friday night.
The incident happened outside a 7-Eleven at 42-02 Queens Boulevard just after 11 p.m.
The 36-year-old officer and his 71-year-old father went into the convenience store while the 65-year-old mother waited in the car.
Authorities say the father noticed a suspicious person with a shotgun sitting on top of his vehicle.
The off-duty officer quickly took action and told his dad they should go back to the car to check up on his mom - and moments later they were shot at.
The shooter fired twice at the passenger side window, causing the glass to shatter.
Nobody was struck by the gunfire but the officer was injured by the shards of glass.
The suspect with the gun left the scene in a vehicle that police believe is a Gray Toyota Sienna.
Police sources said the off-duty officer was assigned to the World Trade Center command in Lower Manhattan. He is OK and his family is OK, but residents were stunned by how the story unfolded.
"Turn yourself in because you're going to make it harder on yourself," said resident Andrew Sutton. "They're going to hunt you down, it's as simple as that. You're in New York City, you shoot at an off-duty cop. You're going to go down, there's no questions asked."
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