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Suspect Wanted For Drive-By Shooting Near Astoria Houses in June: NYPD

The white 2-door Mercedes Benz coupe and 8th Street facing north (NYPD and Google Maps)

July 30, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for a suspect who carried out a drive-by shooting near the Astoria Houses NYCHA complex in June.

Police said the shooter was inside a white Mercedes Benz coupe in the vicinity of Astoria Boulevard and 8th Street on June 29 at around 11:35 a.m.

The suspect fired off one shot before speeding off in the vehicle in a northbound direction along 8th Street.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

A photograph of the Mercedes used in the shooting has been released.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Tired

Because of the pandemic and unemployment, they could not afford to register the car and pay for plates, insurance even though they were able to buy a Mercedes coupe. AOC says people rob, mug, shoot people because they need to buy bread, pay for utilities and rent. Keep voting Democrats Astoria. Let’s see how bad it gets!

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Worst unemployment rate EVER

Agreed, Trump’s response caused the worst economy and joblessness in the history of the US. Let’s blame Democrats.

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Tired

What kind of poor, unemployed, needy person buys a Mercedes coupe and shoots people in the middle of the street? A drug dealer or a recently unemployed waiter? I am %100 sure he is not a Trump supporter though and against the police. Let’s blame Trump.

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Pat Macnamara

These are criminals. Why would they leave the plates on? Check the projects for the suspects. happy summer!

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