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Man Left in Critical Condition Following Shooting at Duane Reade in Woodside

Crime Scene (QueensPost)

Nov. 26, 2018 By Christian Murray (Update: 5:10 p.m.)

A 49-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the head while inside a Duane Reade store in Woodside earlier this morning.

Police were called out to 60-02 Roosevelt Ave. at around 3:30 a.m. Monday after reports of shots being fired. Upon arrival, the police discovered a man shot once in the head and once in the left hand.

The victim was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition. There have been no arrests and a description of the suspect has yet to be released.

The New York Daily News reported that the victim was the store manager. The police did not confirm this information.

The suspect then went on to rob the 7-Eleven at 50-92 Northern Boulevard about 25 minutes later. Then at about 4:15 a.m., police said he robbed Rite Aid at 33-01 30th Ave.

The victim of the Duane Reade shooting in Woodside was still in critical condition as of 4 p.m.

This Woodside location is not without incident. In July, a man was fatally stabbed outside Duane Reade and there have been constant complaints about vagrancy in the area.

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55 Comments

George Kelly

WE are Finally on same page…SAFETY FIRST.LET’S FOCUS ON CRIME NOTBIKES,NOT FOOD PLACES,CRIME..YOU GUYS HAVE THE FLOOR,LET’S KICK SOME POLITICAL ASSES..REPUBS AND DEMS NEED TO FRIGGING LISTEN..I AIN’T DYING IN THE GUTTER,OR DRUG STORE..THANKS

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I was wondering...

Will the community board shut get this Duane Reade shut down? When it happens outside a bar, it’s the bar’s fault, but if it happens inside a drugstore, it’s an isolated incident? Fair is fair. Shut down Duane Reade.

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Anonymous

Someone has let out the crazies. That same night a woman harassed my family blowing cigarette smoke on my child sleeping in a stroller. The homeless shelters are affecting this neighborhood. That park always attracts the worse element. The perp probably sat in that park prior to this incident and planned this crime.

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Julisa

You all can’t have your cake and eat it too. Criminals choose to live a violent life. The police need to respond to them in that manner. You can’t protest police, protest them stopping individuals for searches, videotape them hoping to get “Gotcha!” moments every time they do their job, and at the same time, complain that criminals are taking over. Make a decision: either defend the rights of innocent people to feel safe, or defend criminals and make it more difficult for the police to deal with them. Not both. It blows my mind that a person can be sick on the street, broken down on the side of a highway, or in need of some other help, and most people just turn their head the other way. But when some low life who couldn’t care less about the average person is fighting with a cop, and the cop is forced to get physical, everyone gets up in arms to defend the criminal. Why? This is what you get when you support criminals instead of the police.

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shrek

what we need is a republican mayor one that will not fudge the numbers on crime and let cops rule with iron fist

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LIC Resident

Cops don’t walk a beat anymore. The entire neighborhood is getting real weird and dangerous and thanks to our mayor and JVB who represents us who has done nothing, nothing for the quality of life issues affecting this community. He JVB is responsible, protect the rights of the low lives not the hard working members of this community Of course there’s an uptick in crime they filled up every hotel in the area with criminals and homeless deviates with helpless true homeless families thrown in forced to live in a crappy hotel room meant for a short stay.

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Carrie

If only the other 7 patrol cars that responded to the Duane Reade had scoured the neighborhood looking for someone walking around between 3:30 and 4:15 AM, instead of them all staying at the scene of the first crime. Not many people walking around at that hour alone, one would think he would have been easy to spot at some point.

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George Kelly

Let’s ALL DEMAND ACTION NOW..FROM 108 COMMANDERS..FROM DIBLASIO.FROM OUR NO IT DOESN’T EXIST NEIGHBORS…SUNNYSIDE AND WOODSIDE ARE TRULY AT RISK..
NO,I AM NOT AN EXCLUDER,I AM A REALIST…THE NABE IS GOING TO GET WORSE..INTERLOPERS DO NOT CARE,THEY HAVE NO GENERATIONAL INTEREST HERE.THEY HAVE NO CONNECTION,THEY KNOW THEY WILL PACK UP AND MOVE TO ANOTHER NABE OF THEIR CHOICE..LETS ROCK AND ROLL…108,DO YOUR JOB BETTER….BETTER.GET D.T’S OFF THEIR ASSES,AND FOOT PATROLS TOO….IT’S THAT SIMPLE SIMPLE..P.B.A WILL NOT ALLOW FOOT PATROLS..NANNY STATE COPS..SISSIES….GLORIFIED PAPER PUSHERS,,$125,000.00 A YEAR SALARY WITHOUT OVERTIME…PATHETIC ….

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Woodsider

What’s truely insane is that over 3 weeks ago my bf and I tried to help 62st laundromat when they were being robbed for the 3rd time. I rushed to translate and my bf kept following the robber. Police ARRIVED OVER 30MINS AFTER the incident while one of the cop said “I was just starting to eat my food.” Excuse me isn’t it your job to protect and serve the city. Didn’t you say an oath to this and you’re more worried about your food.” Something has to be done about these cops takimg this lightly in a neighborhood like this. Why does something horrible have to happen and I’m sure it’s the same guy and they could have followed him over 3 weeks ago instead they were so worried about their food getting cold.

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Anonymous

I hate to laug…but the “Hoodside” comment is hysterical ha ha ha, I’m sorry to laugh..

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Jorge

I was just there last night at around 2:30am can’t even believe this, I see the manager all the time when I stop there after work. Woodside is turning into a ghetto day by day and it’s sad to watch as someone who’s lived here their whole lives, DeBlasio fails us all.

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One tired person

Instead of posturing for 2020 DeBlasio needs to do something against crime, violence, and homelessness. How many lives need to be lost, how many tears need to be shed. He should foster an environment of Respect For Life!

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BR

Now that JVB is a lame duck.
He will do nothing about this.
Where are you JVB?-prove me wrong
Safe streets is the #1 priority of government
A man gets shot just trying to make an honest living- terrible

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George Kelly

WE All argue over BIKE lanes, but QUALITY of life consist OF real ISSUES ………CRIME..RAPE HOMICIDE,AND ROBBERY..LETS TELL THE 108 PRECINCT ..MORE WALKUNG BEAT COPS..YEAH,AT NIGHT, AND DAY..
COPS ALWAYS ON CELL PHONES IN SQUAD CARS..LAZY COPS THESE DAYS,AND THE P.B.A…COMP STAT TO HIDE TRUE FIGURES IN CRIME UPTICK…108 TH SUCKS ..NO MEETINGS WITH JIMMY VAN BRAMER,LET’S DO IT NOW…FOR ALL OF US …NO MORE GRANDSTANDING WITH KUMBIYA MEET AND GREETS.ACTION EQUALS LIVES….SIMPLE

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Sammy

Bike lanes are equally just as bad… I agree with everything you said but my son almost got killed twice just trying to get out of the car. The bicyclists seem as if they are aiming to scare people who exit the passenger side doors to bully and scare people. As if they are trying to teach someone a lesson. Even the elimination of all those parking spaces makes it exponentially terrible when I can’t find a parking for several hours after picking my son up from school… The poor kid falls asleep in the car and then it ruins his sleep schedule on school nights. This is way beyond sad and infuriating.
Everyone had their hands in the cookie jar on this protected bike lane project !!!! ( to make it happen as fast as it did and without putting up the proper notices in the community…)
I wanted to know how much I am going to get paid by the city for using my car as a shield to protect bicyclists ?

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if you wonder why nobody listens, it's because you say stupid things.

“Bike lanes are equally just as bad” as murder?

You’re an idiot.

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Eric L

If your son biked to school, good problems would be solved.

And seriously? Drivers live in fear of being killed by bicyclists? Nice try. Sure, there are some annoying delivery guys that run lights but it’s cyclists that constantly need to fear for their lives while being healthier, more environmentally friendly and taking up less space on and off the road. It would be a great thing if more people biked and NYC were more bike friendly. Having a car in NYC is a massive luxury. The vast majority of us live without one and do just fine. I’m looking forward to CitiBike coming here so we have some better options for getting around so I don’t have to deal with the unreliable 7 or busses.

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Oscar

It’s not a massive luxury. For many it’s a necessity and a life choice. Do you ever take a cab? You’re just as guilty if you do regardless of who owns the car. Your leftist smugness is unattractive. And now cars are idling around and driving around to find fewer spots, emergency vehicles and loading trucks are causing backups and dangerous conditions for all, including you on your bike and pedestrians. You simply can’t abide by people not living their lives by the way you want to force them to.

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man who ares

let the cops go back to the old days when you did something wrong you got a beating you had respect for them now they get no respect so I don’t blame them you can blame the liberals for this and why the hood is going to the dogs

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Anonymous

All the crime started happening because of all the drunks hanging out in that triangular woodside park, which is the direct result of DeBlasio sending all the homeless in Queens.

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Anonymous

not true you had alot of drunks many years ago with plenty of fights and i am sure killings too but it was never told.

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g

All they do is drink beer and sleep on the benches.. they are not criminals and can not even get their hands on a gun. Are you stupid ?

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SMF

Apparently the police think it may be connected to a robbery of the 7-11 on Northern Blvd that also happened last night according to WPIX. Sounds like it was one of the Managers that got shot. Hopefully there is clear video footage of the perp and they are caught soon! It’s getting to the point you can’t even run to the store without fearing for your life!

Those folks that are worried about Amazon “ruining” the neighborhood may want to put some focus on all these violent crimes that have become commonplace in our neighborhood too….

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Sammy

Politicians are super happy about Amazon so that they can line their pockets !!!
How will the billions of dollars of our tax dollars DIRECTLY benefit the locals???
Will they improve existing traffic and parking problems when the 25,000 expected to work there flood the area????

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HenryOhHenry

People aren’t worried Amazon is going to ruin the neighborhood they’re angry that the city is giving corporate welfare to a company valued at almost 1 Trillion dollars (only Apple is valued higher).

The secret deal that was made without public comment or input resulted in the Mayor and the Governor giving Amazon over one billion dollars.
Amazon chose NYC and queens because it was always a great choice for them and their company. The Mayor and Governor gave away the whole store whole the infrastructure is crumbling. Many companies would have gladly agreed to pay their fair share on taxes for the great work force in NYC and a place where other workers would be exited to relocate to. Instead of relying on taxes from residents we should demand a stop to corporate welfare and make companies pay their fair share. It’s time to stop subsidizing companies on the backs of people working hard.

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Member

Ignorant out-of-town landlords and management companies renting to all sorts of sketchy people in the area, not to mention increasing homeless shelters and poverty.
Sunnyside is still a great town, and anything is expected with increased population and popularity but what matters is how the local police responds to these issues. Is our local politician discussion measures against these in the area? Not necessarily stop and frisk but more police pretense is absolutely necessary.
Did they catch the loser in blue hoodie who punched that driver?

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One tired person

Put the blame where it belongs! The blame is DeBlasio and his ridiculous policies. Coddles criminals, releases prisoners, does nothing that will truly make a positive change in their lives. All he does is throw them into the neighborhoods and while destroying themselves, destroy neighborhoods and many innocent lives. I say round them up and bring them to DeBlasio’s home. Let’s see how well received they will be by BIllY!

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Cristina

Oh my Godness – this is beyond horrific – what is going on in our beautiful , safe and calm Woodside – I’m so sorry

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Diane

Our image Woodside does not exist anymore…do you see the park on the side..when are you going to clean it up…drugs,vagrant,drunks…etc

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54

Diane. exactly. The 52nd St. park is home to many of them. There is no pleaseant strolling through there or even by it without the smell of pure urine, not to mention the sights.

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Mike

The police do absolutely nothing about the people in the park on 52nd street. Thank God for the cold weather or they would be out there all day and night. The summer time is the worst.

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Kelly

Yes, when we moved in years ago, it was great. One mid night, my husband and I argued and he left home went to the park right by the Duane Reade and I went look for him and found him there sitting by himself. No harm, nothing, quiet, no homeless, no drug, only neighborhood people if any. It has changed.

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