Cops are looking for the suspect behind a Queens shooting early Thursday morning that left a 27-year-old off-duty School Safety Agent dead, and two other victims seriously injured.
Law enforcement sources said the bullets rang out at about 4:08 a.m. on Dec. 23 outside the Solletto restaurant at 23-66 Steinway St. in Astoria.
According to Deputy Chief Julie Morrill, commanding officer of the Queens North Detectives Bureau, Mye Johnson, 27, was with two friends, also age 27, at the club celebrating their birthdays “amongst a large group of friends” when a dispute broke out.
“Multiple persons fired shots, and the three victims were struck,” Morrill said during a press conference about the shooting Thursday afternoon.
Officers from the 114th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the gunfire, found Johnson with multiple gunshot wounds to her torso and leg. EMS rushed her to nearby Mount Sinai Queens Hospital, where she died a short time later.
Meanwhile, her two friends — another 27-year-old woman shot in the left knee, and a 27-year-old man wounded in the buttocks and left shoulder — were brought to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition. Initial reports had incorrectly indicated that the 27-year-old woman was Johnson’s sister.
No shots were fired inside the club, according to Morrill. Detectives are now reviewing “an enormous amount of video being viewed right now, including the body cameras of the first officers, video from the front of the club and other areas of the location,” hoping to get views of the suspects responsible.
So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.
“This is very early in an active investigation,” Morrill said. “If anyone has any information that could lead us in this investigation, we beg you to please call Crime Stoppers.”
Anyone with information regarding the triple 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.