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Bullet Goes Through Sunnyside Library Window After Shirtless Shooter Misses Target

A drive-by shooter fired a gun at a 49-year-old man in Sunnyside Saturday. The bullet missed and went through a window of the Sunnyside Library Saturday (Photo by Ska Ska)

July 26, 2021, By Michael Dorgan

A shirtless drive-by shooter fired a shot at a man outside the Sunnyside Library Saturday and the bullet missed before going through a library window, according to police.

The suspect was driving a gray-colored Toyota Camry on 43rd Street and Greenpoint Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. when he fired a shot at a 49-year-old man who was walking on the sidewalk, according to police.

The bullet missed and went through a window at the 43-06 Greenpoint Ave. library.

The bullet smashed through the “teen room” window, according to a spokesperson for the Queens Public Library. The room was empty at the time and there were no injuries.

The library was open at the time of the shooting but closed for the day after the bullet shattered the window, the spokesperson added.

The suspect, described as Black and shirtless at the time of the shooting, fled the scene in his vehicle westbound on Greenpoint Avenue, police said.

The shooter had allegedly gotten into a dispute with the man minutes earlier outside an apartment building—one block away—at 44-08 47th Ave., police said. It is unclear what sparked the argument and whether the suspect was in his vehicle at the time of the verbal dispute.

The assailant then followed the man in his Toyota before shooting at him outside the library, police said. There were no reported injuries.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Police said the suspect’s vehicle had the license plate number of PNN9796.

NYPD officers cordon off the area outside the Sunnyside Library after the shooting Saturday (Photo by Ska Ska)

An NYPD officer cordoning off the area outside the Sunnyside Library after the shooting Saturday (Photo by Ska Ska)

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This is why we need more guns

Why are librals for gun control? Other than in this and all other shootings guns are great.

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Common sense

Gun culture? Guns can’t think, humans can. Using an illegal gun, shooting someone, exposing innocent people to random violence… this is the NRA’s fault? Not the person shooting who most likely isn’t even a member of the nra. Crazy liberal thinking.

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Cloudyside

I guess the shooter didn’t see the new bus ads that tell people not to have illegal guns.

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Nicky

Its hard to protect yourself against stray bullets and crime but you can protect yourself against covid. Please get vaccinated. You are less likely to get hospitalized if you test positive and are vaccinated.

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eddie van hagar

only two men for the job, they did it in 1994 and saved the city from the hell hole it was. Bring em back

guiliani / bratton

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Anon

Bratton sold out, Jack Maple (RIP) passed, and Rudy has lost his mind. Who else ya got?

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Across from a playground

Not to mention this was across the street from a playground. Unacceptable.

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Guest

What’s the point of caution tape? Did they chase the car at all? How could he escape with all that traffic, cameras and meter maids walking around? All the idiots who want to get rid of police, if there was one around here assigned to our neighborhood at least they could respond fast. I’ve been living here 40+ years, we’ve had some rough years before but at least we had police do some work, and non of this red tape what they can and cannot do and who they can search and they cannot.
The person he took a shot at, who is he? Drug deal gone wrong?

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David B. Smith

Nobody wants to get rid of the police. Stop spreading false information.

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How’s that working out?

The shooter needs Mets tickets and a big hug
That is what ocasio Cortez , van bramer , and the other miscreants in office will give him

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Concerned Citizen

Is Julie Won going to address this or anything related to safety? My guess is no.

Just for perspective, a man was beat by a group of people by Juniper Valley Park…councilman Holden, being a man of the people immediately wanted answers…he organized meetings with the NYPD…he had the guardian angels start patrols at the park, AND he’s constantly pressing for updates to make sure the criminals get what they deserve….I see ZERO effort or care from our own councilmen Jimmy or Julie…

This shooting is a big deal. People were literally feet away sitting down for lunch in I love Paraguay. there is a playground filled with kids almost diagonal from where this happened….but please Jimmy and Julie, tell me how “public housing in my backyard” is more important than addressing the fact that your constituents can be shot in a neighborhood where this isn’t supposed to happen. I am livid.

I also blame the far left cause the shooter is probably out and about on bail.

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Bench warmer

He will definitely be out of jail , thanks to the ridiculous far looney left and if regarding Jimmy if it’s not a photo-op he’s not interested
Hopefully Eric Adams toughens the cops and gets back law and order

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george kelly

THE FAR LEFT ARE IDIOTS,THEY,THIS SUNNYSIDE POST,STILL WILL NOT POST MY ANTI LEFT TRUTH IN FACTS..ITS A DAMN SHAME..I BLAME THE LEFT ANTI POLICE,FOR THE CRIMINAL B.LM.LEFTIES FOR RUINING MY NEW YORK..IM A TRUE LIFE LONG NEW YORKER.. I M RETIRED FROM THE JOB,AND SKILLMAN LEFTIES TRY TO TELL ME WHAT WE ALL KNOW…CRIMINALS ARE CRINMINALS…PERIOD ..

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Not Winning

Julie Won will embrace the perps are they are victims or systemic racism and CRT. You got what you voted for Sunnyside!

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Jimmy Van no Brainer

Will only show up in support if it was during a drag queen story hour.

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LIC Resident.

Jimmy “Photo Op” Van Bramer is useless, we need to take control of our streets, repeal bail reform, bring back stop and frisk to get guns off our streets, treat and categorize street gangs as terrorist organizations as many are transnational involved in gunrunning, narcotrafficking, alien smuggling and prostitution/slave trade exploitation. Our nation is under attack from within.

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