Dec. 21, 2017 By Tara Law
Two men posing as UPS deliverymen shot an Astoria resident after he answered the front door of his home on Thursday morning, police say.
The two men knocked on the door of a home on 24th Street at around 10:04 a.m. and said they were delivering a package. When the victim, a 53-year-old man, opened the door as struggled ensued and one of the men shot him in the leg.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is in stable condition.
The attackers are described as a black man and a Hispanic man.
The police investigation is continuing.
Please stay away from the vicinity of 24 St between 20 Avenue and 21 Avenue, due to a police emergency. Thank you for your cooperation.
— NYPD 114th Precinct (@NYPD114Pct) December 21, 2017
DON’T automatically buzz everyone in people. Maybe that’s not what happened here, but everyone’s safety in the building depends upon everyone else taking the time to check it out.
They claimed they were UPS workers and went to his door. I noticed that UPS hires helpers during the holidays who ride with “uniformed” workers, the helpers are dressed in street clothes. I seen this throughout Astoria. Check the news..they have video of the suspects.
I blame no one but the suspects! It is not the victims fault! Shame on you!
Sounds like they were trying to rob the place and when the man figured something was not right and tried to close the door (defend himself) and escape them he was shot. This is a residential area and the happenings all over Astoria are alarming!