Three people were shot in Brooklyn and Queens on Saturday as city-wide gun violence waned on a day when New Yorkers celebrated the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Two of the victims were wounded in front of the Midway Deli at the corner of Avenue L and East 95th Street at about 3:22 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Officers from the 69th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call, found a 57-year-old man shot in the left thigh, and a 20-year-old man shot in the left ankle. Paramedics brought them to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.
Police believe the older man was a bystander, and not the intended target. Detectives are suggest the shooting may have been in possible retaliation for a deadly shooting earlier that morning in front of the nearby Richards Lounge, at 9402 Avenue L.
Cops describe the suspect in the afternoon shooting as a heavy set Black man with a light complexion between 20 and 30 years of age, with black facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and sweat pants, and fleeing southbound on 95th Street in a grey SUV.
About an hour before the incident, cops said, shots were fired on East 84th Street and Flatlands Avenue, also coming from a grey SUV. Nobody was hit in that shooting.
In the other shooting later in the evening, at 11:23 p.m. on Nov. 7, a 26-year-old man was shot in the right ankle, right knee and buttocks in front of 8-23 Astoria Blvd. in Astoria, Queens.
Officers from the 114th Precinct found the victim on the ground at the scene and were told by the wounded man that he heard shots and then felt pain.
He was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where he is expected to survive his wounds.
No further information was available on possible suspects, though police believe the shots may have come from a passing vehicle.
Anyone with information in regard to any of these shootings is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.