You are reading

Bullet Goes Through Sunnyside Library Window After Shirtless Shooter Misses Target

A drive-by shooter fired a gun at a 49-year-old man in Sunnyside Saturday. The bullet missed and went through a window of the Sunnyside Library Saturday (Photo by Ska Ska)

July 26, 2021, By Michael Dorgan

A shirtless drive-by shooter fired a shot at a man outside the Sunnyside Library Saturday and the bullet missed before going through a library window, according to police.

The suspect was driving a gray-colored Toyota Camry on 43rd Street and Greenpoint Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. when he fired a shot at a 49-year-old man who was walking on the sidewalk, according to police.

The bullet missed and went through a window at the 43-06 Greenpoint Ave. library

The bullet smashed through the “teen room” window, according to a spokesperson for the Queens Public Library. The room was empty at the time and there were no injuries.

The library was open at the time of the shooting but closed for the day after the bullet shattered the window, the spokesperson added.

The suspect, described as Black and shirtless at the time of the shooting, fled the scene in his vehicle westbound on Greenpoint Avenue, police said.

The shooter had allegedly gotten into a dispute with the man minutes earlier outside an apartment building—one block away—at 44-08 47th Ave., police said. It is unclear what sparked the argument and whether the suspect was in his vehicle at the time of the verbal dispute.

The assailant then followed the man in his Toyota before shooting at him outside the library, police said. There were no reported injuries.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Police said the suspect’s vehicle had the license plate number of PNN9796.

NYPD officers cordon off the area outside the Sunnyside Library after the shooting Saturday (Photo by Ska Ska)

An NYPD officer cordoning off the area outside the Sunnyside Library after the shooting Saturday (Photo by Ska Ska)

email the author: [email protected]

One Comment

Click for Comments 

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults across the borough on the rise, burglaries down slightly in northern Queens

Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of felony assaults across Queens increased during the 28-day period from Jan. 22 through Feb. 18, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Tuesday. At the same time, the number of reported burglaries experienced a slight but noticeable drop in northern Queens.

Maspeth man faces life in prison for 2020 fatal stabbing in Dutch Kills: DA

A Maspeth man who was caught by transit cops vaping inside a Brooklyn subway station in January is facing as much as 75 years to life in prison for stabbing a Dutch Kills man to death four years ago.

Luis Hernandez, 36, of 56th Street, was arraigned Tuesday in Queens Supreme Court on a seven-count indictment charging him with murder, gang assault and other crimes in the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man and the attempted murder of two others in Astoria in 2020.