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Front Page November 30, 2012  RSS feed

HOT LEAD IN HIS LEG

Man Shot During Beef In Maspeth
by Robert Pozarycki

An apparent dispute between two individuals near a Maspeth residence last Saturday night, Nov. 24, came to a painful end when one of the combatants shot the other in the leg, police reported.

The victim, a 28-year-old male from Brooklyn, was rushed by paramedics to a local hospital and was expected to make a recovery.

Law enforcement sources said the trouble began at around 8 p.m. last Saturday near a home located at the corner of Flushing Avenue and 56th Street.

Reportedly, the 28-year-old man became embroiled in an argument with an unidentified individual. The circumstances which triggered the argument are unknown and remain under investigation.

Police said the exchange of words quickly turned violent, and moments later, the unidentified suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking the victim in the left leg. The perpetrator fled from the scene after firing the shot, authorities noted.

Members of the 104th Precinct responded to the location along with EMS units after receiving a call about the incident.

The victim was sent to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment.

Police units canvassed the surrounding area for the suspected shooter, but as of press time, no arrests have been made.

The 104th Precinct Detective Squad is continuing its investigation into the shooting, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident that could prove helpful is asked to call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718- 386-2735; all calls will be kept strictly confidential.