July 20, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
A man was shot while driving his car in Astoria early Monday after another vehicle pulled up alongside him and a gunman opened fire.
The victim, 32, had just left Rose Hookah Lounge on Steinway Street when he was shot as he was approaching the entrance of the Grand Central Parkway at around 3:30 a.m., according to police.
Police said the suspect fired multiple shots from his unidentified vehicle, with the victim hit once in the back.
The man was transferred to NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull by private means and is expected to survive, police said.
It is unclear whether the victim was followed from the Rose Hookah Lounge or not, police said.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
We would have better police protection if we had a BLM mural on Steinway. I know my car has not been broken into ever since my daughter added the bumper sticker. I ordered one for the front door also.
Why is the bar allowed to be open at 3 in the morning? Old saying: nothing good happens after midnight.
Any word from AOC? the darling of the media? She has been very quiet lately.
That part of Steinway Street has been bad news for at least the past 5 years. Especially strange since it is only about 60 seconds from the police precinct.
All major avenues in Astoria are over crowded with people not social distancing and unsafe. The other day a man was randomly punching people in the face on 30th Ave. Not every occurrence makes the news and our local officials do not make statements about it unless it involves bike lanes or considered a possible hate crime. I saw people not wearing masks in supermarkets and pharmacies and workers are not saying anything.
My roommates and i thought they were fireworks.
Thanks to incompetent democratic politicians who praise criminals over policemen/policewomen, the crooks are going after their long sought revenge over their enemies by shooting them on our streets. Also thanks to the folks who voted for them. It’s going to get worse to a point where we will hesitate going out with our families.