Eight people were shot dead overnight in New York City

Eight people were injured in shootings across New York City overnight, including two city correctional officers who struck when someone opened fire at a Queens nightclub, police said.

A man who was booted out of the Showtime Bar and Lounge on 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill around 1:30 a.m. reportedly fired into the club after being thrown out, an NYPD spokesman said.

His two victims – a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman – were unknown to the suspect and were not his intended target, police officers said.

The man was hit in the left hand and required surgery, while the woman was hit in the left foot, according to police and the prison officers’ union.

Police said the gunman fled and was not arrested.

The injured officers were off duty and at a party, Benny Boscio, head of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, said in a statement.

Nightclub Shooting Scene
Two New York City correctional officers were injured in a shooting at a Queens nightclub.
Seth Gottfried for the NY Post

Two hours later, at a restaurant across Queens on Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, the NYPD said an argument resulted in the shooting of two people — a 20-year-old woman and a 37-year-old restaurant worker.

Queens’ bloody Saturday morning was followed by a Friday night that saw four separate shootings within hours in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

The violence began early on Adams Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. in East Harlem, where a man dressed all in black and wearing a face mask fired shots and ran, according to the NYPD just before 7 p.m.

Nightclub Shooting Scene
The shooting began when a man opened fire after being thrown from the nightclub.
Seth Gottfried for the NY Post

No injuries were initially reported until later that evening, a 27-year-old shooting victim “limped into Lincoln Hospital” with gunshot wounds in each leg, the spokesman said.

An hour after the East Harlem shooting, a 32-year-old man was shot in the left arm by two attackers on a scooter on Gun Hill Road in the Bronx, police said.

Fifteen minutes later at 8:15 p.m., a woman was shot in the leg in the lobby of NYCHA Betances Houses, the NYPD said. A firearm was recovered from the scene and one person is being held in custody but has not been charged, the spokesman said.

Queens restaurant
Later that night, two people were shot dead at a Jackson Heights restaurant.
Seth Gottfried for the NY Post

The night’s fourth victim was a “highly uncooperative” man who, according to police, was shot in the left leg by an unknown gunman in Highbridge at around 11:40pm

According to police sources, the man had a long list of previous arrests.

Additional reporting by Tina Moore Eight people were shot dead overnight in New York City


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