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Police search for man behind shooting in Sunnyside last week

The NYPD is searching for this individual who shot several rounds towards a vehicle at 42-02 Queens Blvd. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

May 15, 2023 By Julia Moro 

Police are searching for an unidentified individual who discharged a firearm multiple times toward a 36-year-old male victim’s vehicle in Sunnyside last week.

Police from the 108th Precinct reported on Friday, May 12, at approximately 11:05 p.m., several rounds struck a vehicle at 42-02 Queens Blvd. The debris from the shots also struck the victim and a 65-year-old female, causing minor injuries, according to authorities. A 71-year-old male fell while attempting to avoid the gunfire, causing minor injuries.

According to reports, the shooter fled the location in a vehicle traveling southbound on 42 Street. All victims were treated at the scene for their injuries.

The individual is described as a man with dark complexion who is approximately 30 to 40 years old and about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He has a heavy build and a beard, police said. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black shirt, black shorts and black slippers.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a gray four door van missing hub caps on the rear wheels and missing a rear bumper.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (747812). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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John

Still no comment from Julie Won. I think she’s just upset she didn’t get a photo with the shooters.

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Tommy J

No one is surprised anymore by these events. It’s an everyday event that people just expect now and just hope they’re not caught up in it. Eventually it will resemble the daily violence that exists in cities throughout Central and South America. NYC will start to empty out. Already Florida’s population has exceeded NY by 2 million.

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LIC Direct

True Tommy Central and South America crime coming here with the so called migrants flooding our city, with the exception of El Salvador that is cracking down on their criminals gangs has had a drop in crime of more than 60% and plunging becoming one of the safest in Central and South America.

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mark lemke

Ahh yes, New Yorkers terrified of gun violence should flee to Florida, the state with the 3rd most mass shootings since 2013 and whose insane far-right governor and state congress continue to de-regulate and strike down any measures of sensible gun control because somehow its all the woke peoples fault. Good thinking!

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