QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens (WABC) -- Three people were shot in Queens including an off-duty correction officer.
The off-duty correction officer observed a man open fire at a vehicle during what was believed to be a holiday weekend celebration at Jamaica Avenue and 214th Place in Queens Village just after 8 p.m. Sunday.
The officer then fired, hitting the gunman three times. A second gunman then fired at the off-duty correction officer, hitting him once in the left leg.
Mayor Eric Adams said the shooters should have never been on the streets.
The original gunman was taken to Jamaica Medical Center and the off-duty correction officer was taken to North Shore University Hospital Manhasset. Neither have injuries believed to be life threatening.
A third man was reportedly shot in the exchange of gunfire.
Police are checking the scene for evidence.