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A Man Critically Injured After Being Shot at Ravenwood Houses, While Another Shot at Astoria Houses

Astoria Houses (QueensPost)

July 30, 2018 By Christian Murray

A man is fighting for his life after being shot at Ravenswood Houses early Sunday, while another is in serious condition after being shot at Astoria Houses around the same time, police said.

The first shooting took place at Astoria Houses, located at 4-10 27th Ave., when a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg at 1:02 a.m., July 29, after getting into a verbal dispute with the perpetrator.

The victim was take to Elmhurst Hospital, police said, and is not critically injured. Police have no further information on incident and are continuing their investigation at this time.

Minutes later, at 1:09 a.m., a 39-year-old man was shot four times in the back at Ravenswood Houses, located at 21-20 35th Ave., and is not expected to survive, police said. The victim was taken to Cornell Hospital in Manhattan.

The investigation is ongoing.

There has been a significant increase in the number of shootings that have taken place in the 114th Precinct this year. The NYPD reports that 15 people have been shot in the precinct for the year through July 22, up from five for the same period a year ago.

114th Precinct boundaries (Astoria and Roosevelt Island)

“Most of our shootings are taking place on housing developments,” said Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nunez at the 114th Community Precinct Meeting last month.

He said the NYPD is monitoring a number of crews—which consist of between 15 to 30 members—in the housing developments.

He said that there are five known crews in Queensbridge, four in Ravenswood, two in Astoria Houses and one in Woodside Houses. A small dispute between a crew can result in a shooting.

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Citizen

1. Make housing tenants work and pay their fair share of rent.
2. Food stamps for only the ones who can’t work. If you could work you pay for your own food. Don’t live off of others be your own citizen and contribute to your own well being.
3. Let the criminals kill them selves.
4. Drug tested monthly before food stamps, housing, or any other public assistance can be granted until you move out and live on your own.

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rikki

OK but NO DRUG TESTING…why i have better idea
Make them sit in class 15 hours a week and lean English And Math A Facebook page in their own name and Instructors will post questions on their page, they must respond in English not ghetto Ebonics.

Let them fail the weekly tests on their own, Ill bet 1/3 will drop out the first month.

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Old Shcool Astoria!

This place was always a shi*thole. The best thing that ever happened to this area is gentrification cause at least it increased police presence.
I also love how some people justify these dirtbags by saying crime also happen elsewhere. What a joke!

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Nycha resident

People died on 30th drive a child included where is the discussion about mental health checks in Astoria?

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Astoria

Let’s bring up another POS so we can justify this POS. That seems to be the new trend nowadays.

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Nycha resident

Those that are leaving negative comments about nycha residents are not correctly informed. Just because u live next to the projects doesn’t mean u know what goes on within the grounds. Most of the nycha developments in Astoria and long island cityhave rarely had shooting incidents up until a year or two ago. Admittedly crime has sparked over the past years so I guess that justifies your jealously of those who live in larger apartments with access to “your” school districts and community activities all while paying three times less than the monthly bills your struggling to pay.

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Anonymous

You’re over here bragging that the people who live near the projects are struggling to pay their bills and are jealous of NYCHA residents because they have larger apartments for three times less the price. Does it ever occur to you that it’s their tax dollars that are subsidizing your NYCHA rent, paying your Medicaid and your food stamps.
I guess it must be nice to live off someone else’s money!

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Anonymous

Not residents of NYCHA are in public aide I think its funny how you assume that you have cops and lawyers as well as other hard working people some of them pay same rent you do

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Anonymous

ALL NYCHA rents are at least partially (if not mostly) subsidized by the city/state/fed through tax payers. Pls remember to send them Christmas cards.

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Anonymous

Not true. Many in housing are paying very close to market rate. It is why I left 12 years ago, so you are misinformed.

None of your business

Lies…..I am a federal employee and I pay a sizable amount of rent according to my salary AND NYCHA doesn’t help me pay my rent. Know your facts before you respond. A majority of NYCHA tenants are city, state and federal employees.

Nichole T

News flash…Not everyone who lives in NYCHA is on public assistance and receiving food stamps…some are hard working law abiding tax paying citizen…

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Jack

Three steps that will help reduce crime at housing developments.
1.) Increase police presence.
2.) Strictly enforce evictions for subsidized residents convicted of serious crimes.
3.) Increase funding for after school & job training programs.

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rikki

well why not install metal detectors coming in and out of the buildings? We the taxpayers paid for it.

If you dont like it, then move and pay your own rent.

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rikki

I dont own any ILLEGAL guns I dont have a criminal record that prevents me from owning a legal one. I dont have any friends who have served time in jail, can you say that for the people who live in these projects?

I propose a interesting solution. plead GUILTY or your mama gets evicted.

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Cj

And for your information there are a lot of residents who pay their own rent ignorance is bliss I see

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MRLIC

COMPSTAT can manipulated to downgrade crimes, some cops dismiss or reclassify crimes when entering into the computer. As I have said any computer stat can be manipulated. NYPD and the City like low crime stats as it is good for tourism and for developers and real estate brokers to sell Luxury Condos and Luxury Apts.

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LC

If you grew up in NYC in the 90s’, when murder, crack, and crime were at its highest, it’s easy to see how we’re seeing 80+% less crime than that era.

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Skip Seglipse

No, it’s an interchangeable term. Do some research before going and acting like you’re the PC police.

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Bruno

No more low income housing in Astoria. These projects aren’t worth the trouble they bring. If you can’t afford to live here then move.

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Mind your biz

Well come live here a week any housing project you popping your mouth off pump your brakes next time put a name on your stamp

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Tyler Vazquez

If you wanna pay $4500 in Astoria which I love so much my friends dad’s own buildings and I live in Woodside houses we laugh at the tenants that will pay double in the city awe to bad it’s nice to walk a block away for work on the train problem was you thought you could live in the city so come to Astoria ,ugh tonto I don’t think we in Kansas anymore lmao

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Luis

SHOCKING!!! “Most of our shootings are taking place on housing developments,” said Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nunez at the 114th Community Precinct Meeting last month.

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Luis

You’re absolutely right. However, the 114th precinct Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nunez clearly stated that the MAJORITY of the shootings are taking place on housing developments. Unfortunately it’s been this way for a long time and change is desperately needed.

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