Ten people were shot dead in New York City’s Queens district on Saturday night, according to New York City Police Department.
New York Police Department Patrol Autonomous Region Queens North Assistant Chief and Commander Garen Freeson said at a press conference on Sunday that two shooters walked near Queens’ 99th and 37th streets on Saturday night. He said he was approaching the group.
As the man approached, he fired many times before jumping on a scooter driven by two other men and escaping the area, Freeson said. The suspect was not detained as of Sunday morning.
Detective James Essig said three of the victims were known as members of the Trinitarios gang, believed to be the intended target of the shooting. The other seven victims were bystanders, Essig said.
“This is a collaborative and brave attack because there are no better words,” Essig said.
NYPD Patrol Juanita Holmes Chief said the suspect knew the area. That is why they wore masks.
NS video The NYPD has announced that two men in black hoodies are turning the corner of the sidewalk before pulling out their guns and stretching their arms to fire. After that, two men on scooters can be seen on the sidewalk behind the first two men.
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All victims of the shooting have been treated in a local hospital and no one is currently considered life-threatening.
According to Freeson, the ages of victims range from 19 to 72 years.
The four men involved in the shooting are described as wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts.