Jan. 3, 2021 By Christian Murray
A woman was shot dead outside a house in East Elmhurst Saturday, according to police.
Police responded to a call at around 3:35 p.m. that a woman had been shot in front of 32-17 97th Street. Upon arrival, officers from the 115th Precinct discovered the woman, 37, with gunshot wounds to her abdomen.
She was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst, where she was pronounced deceased. Police have not yet released the name of the victim and there have been no arrests.
The killing was one of several shootings to have taken place in Queens during the first two days of 2021.
There was a triple shooting outside the Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens on Jan. 1 that left a 20-year-old man dead and two others injured.
There was also a drive-by shooting at Queens Plaza South in Long Island City on Jan. 1, which left two men wounded.
Additionally, a man was shot in the shoulder during a home invasion on 212th Street in Queens Village just before 6 a.m. on Jan. 2.
These shootings are happening on a broad scale further into the pandemic. I’m finding that the majority of these suspects do not live in New York, and furthermore I personally witnessed more than a few individuals who are from New Jersey come to New York to do their dirty work. Statistics show that between 1998 – 2017 more outsiders (Non New Yorkers) have doubled are crime rate rather than individuals who actually reside in New York City. And the 80’s was a lot worse.