New York City apparently got a breather from gun violence Friday night into Saturday morning, with only one Queens person reported shot on a chilly, rain-soaked fall evening that kept most people inside, police officials reported.
The day before, six people were wounded in gunfire in the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan, and 10 individuals wound up in handcuffs for gun-related crimes as the NYPD keeps the pressure on armed suspects following a violent summer.
In the only reported shooting incident from the overnight, a 22-year-old man walked into North Shore Hospital in Manhasset and told officials that he had been shot in the calf at 225-34 104th Ave. in Queens Village sometime before midnight on Oct. 16.
Detectives from the 105th Precinct were told that the victim heard shots and then felt pain as he exited his vehicle. After being shot, he fled the bullets to the hospital on Long Island.
The victim said that the shots came from a group standing near the Queens Village location. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.
Shot in the stomach
Saturday morning, the NYPD released photos of a man wanted for an Oct. 15 shooting in the Bronx that left a 25-year-old man with a bullet in his stomach.
Investigators say at 2:30 a.m. that day, the victim was approached by two men near the corner of Magenta Street and White Plains Road, at the Gun Hill Houses, a NYCHA development in the Bronx. Cops said one of the men pulled a gun and shot the victim.
Officers from the 47th Precinct found the young man wounded at the scene. EMS units rushed the victim to Jacobi Medical Center in serious condition.
Cops described the suspect as a man with a dark complexion and aa large build with a full beard. He was last seen wearing a blue New York Yankees baseball cap, a dark colored hooded jacket and blue jeans.
Surveillance photos, taken from incident location were provided by police.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident or any other shooting 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.