Road rage shooting on Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens leaves man injured: cops

Photo Mar 05, 8 04 38 AM
Police investigate a road rage shooting on the Jackie Robinson Parkway on March 5, 2022.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

An apparent road rage shooting on the Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens on Saturday morning left a 28-year-old man seriously injured, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said the victim got into a dispute with another driver as they both traveled westbound on the parkway near Metropolitan Avenue (Exit 6) in Forest Hills at about 7:35 a.m. on March 5. 

The dispute then turned violent, cops said, when the other, unidentified driver opened fire on the 28-year-old man, shooting him in the back and leg before continuing westbound along the parkway toward Brooklyn.

The injured victim managed to continue driving along the parkway another 2 1/2 miles before getting off at Cypress Hills Street (Exit 3) in Glendale and seeking help.

Officers investigate the location where the victim stopped and sought help, on Cypress Hills Street near the entrance to the Jackie Robinson Parkway in Glendale, Queens.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Officers from the 102nd and 104th Precincts soon arrived on the scene. EMS rushed the injured man to Brookdale University Hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.

Portions of the parkway were closed to traffic as police conducted an investigation into the shooting.

So far, no arrests have been made in the case. The unidentified shooter was last seen behind the wheel of a white vehicle, police sources said.

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.

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