Oct. 19, 2023 By Aidan Graham
Cops in Queens are looking for the gunman behind a shooting Thursday in the same neighborhood that saw an episode of gun violence Wednesday morning.
NYPD officers responded to a 911 call about the shooting at around 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 19 at 132-57 Sanford Ave. in Flushing.
When officers got to the location, they found the 32-year-old victim inside an apartment building with a gunshot wound to his left thigh, cops said.
Paramedics rushed the man to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital in stable condition, where he is expected to recover from his injuries.
The shooter had fled the scene before cops arrived. Police did not release a suspected motive for the incident, or a description of the suspect. So far, no arrests have been made in the case.
Thursday’s shooting occurred a day after a gunman shot and critically wounded a man at a Flushing home in an apparent home invasion early on the morning of Oct. 18. There are no known reported links between the shootings.
Year-to-date, the 109th Precinct reported just 6 shootings through Oct. 15, one more than the total reported at the same point in 2022, according to the most recent CompStat report. Additionally, the command has seen a 10.9% increase in robberies this year, with 254 incidents, up from the 229 tallied at the same point last year.
Anyone with information regarding Thursday’s shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.
With reporting by Robert Pozarycki