Man shot in face outside banquet hall among 6 injured in recent NYC shooting

A man was shot in the face and another in the shoulder outside a Queens banquet hall – two of at least six people were injured in a series of shootings across the city overnight, authorities said.

The men were blown up in the doorway of Starz Banquet Hall on Merrick Boulevard near 231st Street in Laurelton around 5 a.m. Monday during a heated fight, police officers said.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the face and a 34-year-old man was hit in the shoulder, police said.

The younger man was taken to Jamaica University Hospital Medical Center and the older victim was taken to Mount Sinai South Nassau, both in stable condition, authorities said.

The police said they did not know each other.

Hours earlier, around 8 p.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 32-year-old man in the arm on Beach Channel Drive near Beach 81st Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, police officers said.

Police officers stand outside Starz Banquet Hall in Laurelton, where a man was shot in the face and another in the shoulder early Monday.
Police officers stand outside Starz Banquet Hall in Laurelton, where a man was shot in the face and another in the shoulder early Monday.
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Crime scene tape at the scene of the shooting of two men in the doorway of Starz Banquet Hall on Merrick Boulevard near 231st Street in Laurelton.
During a fight, shots were fired in the door frame of the banquet hall, the police said.
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The younger man was taken to Jamaica and the older man was taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, both in stable condition, police said.

The motive for the shooting was initially unknown.

Nine bullet casings were recovered from the scene.

First responders arrive at the scene Sunday night on Beach Channel Drive near Beach 81st Street in Far Rockaway where a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 32-year-old man in the arm.
Two men were injured when gunfire erupted around 8 p.m. Sunday on Beach Channel Drive near Beach 81st Street in Far Rockaway.
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Earlier in the evening, around 6:30 p.m., another 20-year-old man was shot in the stomach and a 21-year-old male victim at East 149th Street and Jackson Avenue in the Mott Haven area of ​​The Bronx.

The younger man was taken to Lincoln Medical Center in stable condition, police said.

The other wounded refused medical attention because of an abrasion.

A crowd gathers on the sidewalk as several police and fire officers respond to the scene of Sunday night's shooting at East 149th Street and Jackson Avenue in Mott Haven.
A man was shot and killed Sunday night at East 149th Street and Jackson Avenue in Mott Haven and another was rambling.
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The suspect fled on a moped, and police found 10 shell casings at the scene.

The motive is unclear.

In none of the cases were arrests made.

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JACLYN DIAZ

JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing diza@ustimetoday.com.

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