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Verbal Dispute leads to Astoria Shooting, Victim Left in Critical Condition

Suspect (NYPD)

Suspect (NYPD)

July 18, 2016 Staff Report

Gunshots were fired on Steinway Street in the early hours Sunday, leaving a man in critical condition after a bullet struck him in the neck.

The 23-year-old victim got into a argument with two men in front of 28-03 Steinway Street on Sunday just after 4 am.

During the ensuing argument, the first suspect handed a firearm to the second suspect, who fired several rounds at the victim, according to police.

Suspect (NYPD)

Suspect (NYPD)

The victim was shot once in the neck, and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center and is in critical condition. The suspects fled southbound along Steinway Street, according to police.

Police describe the first suspect as a male, black, 20 to 30 years old, 5’10” tall and 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and red shorts.

The second suspect is described as a male, black, 20 years old, 5’10 to 6’0 tall, 200 to 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light colored baseball cap, black t-shirt, and dark colored pants.

The NYPD have released a surveillance video, and photos of the suspects. They ask anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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Dorothy Morehead

Heard on the news that the shooting victim has died. Also heard from a friend who lives in the area that the shooting had nothing to do with the Arab businesses in the area but was an argument at a bar over a young woman.


It’s amazing how these clowns will bend over backwards to please these criminals. You know what? Please move back to the mid-west or wherever it is you came from…. we want a New Yorker to clean it up. The Donald.


It’s crazy how people can get so racist so fast last I check America was stolen not found let’s not forget our real history of the melting pot and how everything began

Anonymous V

So then I guess shooting someone innocent is okay with you because of history. Smh


There’s nothing wrong with Steinway. This happens everywhere. It’s a shame… Trump has created an environment where bigots no longer have the decency to hold their tongues. Bigots make this world a hateful and dangerous place.

Anonymous V

Apparently you haven’t lived in Astoria long enough to know the area. This was rare in Steinway until this idiot mayor.

That One Guy

Yeah, no. I lived on 25th and Steinway for years. This happened about every two months. I lived in 31st and 42nd happened there about every 4-5 months there. And that was Guiliani time, and Bloomberg time. So DeBlasio really has nothing to do with it.

charles castro

The sharp tongue bothers you, not the lowlife shooting the human being.. You’re part of the PC problem.


-charles just because someone points out somebody”a acromony doesn’t mean that they’re not just as offended by the “low life human being”. You’re part of the Fox News produced class of two dimensional imbeciles.


Just like Raqqa we need Steinway Street to be leveled into a parking lot. Get these animals sent back to their homeland. This is America.


Wow you come from the nastiest pits of the earth please gtfo of Astoria and possibly the planet


No YOU get out of Astoria and America. We don’t want your idiotic mentality around.


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