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Man shot while driving SUV in Astoria, listed in critical condition

CrimeTapeSmallMarch 4, 2016 Staff Report

A man was found slumped over in the driver’s seat of his SUV after being shot in the head in Astoria Friday morning, police said.

The 37-year-old driver, reportedly a livery driver, was discovered near 35th Street and 37th Avenue just before 5 a.m., a NYPD spokesman said.

Police say the victim was shot and then veered into a utility pole, suffering front end damage.

The victim, believed not to have been targeted, was being treated at Elmhurst Hospital, where he’s listed in critical condition.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear.

There have been no arrests at this time, police said.


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Investigators say the group was picked up just before 5 a.m. Friday and dropped off at Purlieu Gentlemen’s Club on 36th Avenue in Astoria. They then got into an argument inside the club and came back outside. That’s when police say shots were fired. Three men were stabbed after a fight broke out at Club Purlieu in March of 2015.


A strip club with a bunch of wannabe rappers and millionaires, but they are all a bunch of low life thugs.


How do you know it’s some one illegal ? I am a Greek American born and raised in astoria. you must me a trump supporter people like you with these comments should move out New York to maybe a state down south so you can live by you’re wall! And leave all the good who are here to raise a family and get a proper enducation alone .. It’s people like you that’s starting all these hate crimes !


It’s a bunch of dirtbags from other neighborhoods to go to this so called strip club and they all think they’re rappers and millionaires when they are all bunch of low life thugs who have no lifes…Close this strip/whore club down.


Something to do with the nightclub on 36 Ave and 35 Street? 35 St runs towards 37 Ave.


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