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Man Opens Fire Near Woodside Gas Station, Strikes Passenger in Vehicle

Jan. 27, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A man shot at two cars near a Woodside gas station Monday and struck a passenger in a vehicle driving by.

The suspect was standing at a Mobil gas station, located at 68-09 Queens Blvd., when he began firing multiple shots into the street from a handgun just after 10 p.m., police said.

He shot approximately five rounds at two cars driving by and struck a 25-year-old man who was sitting in the back seat of a white 2009 Honda Civic. The victim suffered a bullet wound to his upper back and the driver of the Honda, another 25-year-old man, rushed him to a hospital in stable condition, police said.

A bullet shattered the rear passenger window of a second car, a silver 2004 Ford Explorer. The 55-year-old male driver was hit by the shattered glass and suffered a laceration to his head. He refused medical attention, police said.

It’s unclear whether it was a random shooting or whether the vehicles were targeted for a reason, police said.

The suspect fled on foot after the shooting. Less than a half hour later, he entered the lobby of the Queens Hotel, located at 65-15 Queens Blvd., where he spoke to the receptionist and then left, police said.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Shooting suspect and Mobil gas station on Queens Boulevard (NYPD/ Google Maps)

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Jimmy Bags

There are very few “random” shootings ,assaults and attempted murder by subway push. I don’t want to hear how someone stopped taking their medication either.

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