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Man Shot at Woodside Houses Wednesday Night, Third Shooting in Two Weeks

Woodside Houses (Photo: Queens Post)

March 25, 2021 By Christian Murray

A man was shot outside the Woodside Houses NYCHA complex last night—marking the third shooting to take place at the public housing development within two weeks.

The victim, a 32-year-old man, was shot in the back at around 11:45 p.m. while sitting outside the complex on 49th Street near 31st Avenue.

Police say the man was shot in what appeared to be a botched robbery attempt. The suspect allegedly approached the man and demanded “give me my money.”

Police were unable to confirm whether the victim and suspect knew one another.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is expected to survive.

The victims in the other two shootings this month were killed in gun fire. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

A man was shot dead on Tuesday, while on March 12, a mother Gudelia Vallinas was hit by a stray bullet while walking near the complex on 48th Street.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards is holding a press conference outside the complex this morning to call for an end to gun violence and justice for the victims.

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Defund Jimmy

More cops need and more criminals in jail. Lawyers and judges need to step up.

Defunding the police is not working. Bail reform is not working… Unless you want ordinary decent people being gunned down.

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Joey M24

I don’t trust Queens Borough President Donovan Richards because he is an Anti-NYPD and he has not done anything to reduce crime and gun violence protection. So freaking sad 😞.

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Dan

25,000+ lost Amazon jobs would have gone a long way towards helping all New Yorkers earn money. Instead, we have NYCHA Housing horrors, Defunding police, building prisons, and homeless hotels in Residential Communities and higher taxes. The billions stolen by Diblasio could have gone a long way to help build Charter Schools for at-risk students, and genuine help for the homeless and mentally ill. Democrats in Charge.

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Community counselors!?!?

Holding a press conference calling for this or that does nothing except get you a 30 second spot on the evening news to promote yourself.
What we need to do is support the police and give them what they need to protect the community so mothers dont get killed as they run an errand for their family. If we dont make changes this violence will continue and get much worse. Anyone remember the 80s and early 90s?

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Agreed

More wasted tax money if they really implement this nonsense. Can you imagine someone signing up for this? If the city doesn’t provide a waiver, and one of these social justice warriors gets killed, the city will be liable. These folk are the most ignorant and violent people out there. Look who is doing all the Asian hate crimes. Of course, more money will be needed for translators, especially in Woodside.

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Why does the Radical Right want everything to be PC?

Could they have a press conference in a way that wouldn’t offend you?

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Common sense is radical now too?

What’s offensive is that they’ve helped create the mess by adopting bad politics and advancing disinformation advanced by the left and liberals. Then they hold rallies that do nothing but give them political recognition while nothing meaningful gets accomplished. In the meantime innocent people, mostly POC, get hurt and suffer. A better question is when will POC finally see through this farce?

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Google poorest US States, Least Educated US States, Lowest Per Capita Income, Highest Crime US States all Republican

Can you say defund social welfare and education ?

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