Detectives in Queens are investigating a deadly shooting on Sunday evening that claimed an 18-year-old man’s life, and left another man seriously injured.
Police said the gunfire erupted at about 6:17 p.m. on Aug. 7 in front of a home on the dead-end block of 148th Avenue off 231st Street in Rosedale, steps away from Brookville Park.
Officers from the 105th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the shooting, found Tysheem McDonald, 18, of 184th Street in Springfield Gardens shot in the chest.
EMS rushed McDonald to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police then learned that a second individual had been wounded in the shooting. A 24-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg, and was brought by private means to Jamaica Hospital seeking treatment. Law enforcement sources said he was listed in stable condition.
The latest episode of gun violence left neighbors on the block angry.
“This is a continuous problem for this area. We need to take back our street,” said one neighbor who asked not to be identified.
Crime scene detectives recovered a handgun at the scene. So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.