2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting following party in Queens

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting following party in Queens
Diana Williams reports on the Queens double murder motive.

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- Police are investigating after two people were fatally shot early Monday following a party in Queens.

At about 3:40 a.m., the NYPD responded to a report of a female shot in front of 107-07 170 Street in Jamaica.

A 27-year-old woman had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police also determined that a 28-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his back and a 32-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his right arm.

Both men were transported via EMS to Jamaica Hospital, where the 28-year-old was later pronounced dead.

The 32-year-old is currently listed in stable condition.

The house was the scene of a Fourth of July party Sunday. Police had responded earlier in the evening for a report of an assault.

21-year-old Joseph Ocasio of Brooklyn was charged with reckless endangerment and assault. Ocasio punched a woman at the party while she held her one-year-old child, authorities said.

Detectives are now looking into whether the shooting was retaliation for that assault.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released.