1 killed, 3 injured in shooting inside mechanic shop in Queens

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
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A 24-year-old man was shot and killed during a party inside a mechanic shop in the Richmond Hill section of Queens Saturday night.

RICHMOND HILL, Queens (WABC) -- One person was killed, and several others were injured after gunfire erupted during a party inside a mechanic shop in Queens Saturday night.

The shooting happened after 9 p.m. inside the mechanic shop located on 89th Avenue in the Richmond Hill section.

Police say a man walked into the party and opened fire.

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A 24-year-old man, identified as Justin Baerga, was shot in the head. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the right leg and taken to the same hospital in stable condition.

A 17-year-old woman was grazed in the torso and an 18-year-old woman was grazed in the head. Both refused medical attention at the scene.

Police have yet to make an arrest.

The investigation is ongoing.

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