Ten people were shot Saturday night in the New York City borough of Queens, police said.
Two gunmen approached a group of people on foot near 99th Street and 37th Avenue in Queens on Saturday evening while brandishing weapons, Galen Frierson, assistant chief and commanding officer of the police department's Patrol Borough Queens North, said at a news conference Sunday.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: On 7/31/21 at approx. 10:41 PM, in front of 97-07 37 Ave in Queens, two males displayed firearms and shot into a crowd striking 10 people, then 2 additional suspects picked them up on scooters and fled. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or call them at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/kepo3L6i0b
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As the men approached, they fired numerous times before jumping onto scooters driven by two other men and fleeing, Frierson said. No suspects had been taken into custody as of Sunday morning.
Chief of Detectives James Essig said three of the victims were known Trinitarios gang members, who are believed to be the intended targets of the shooting. The seven other victims were bystanders, Essig said.
"This is a coordinated, brazen attack, for a lack of a better word," Essig said.
NYPD Chief of Patrol Juanita Holmes said the suspects knew the area, which is why they wore masks.
A video released by the police department shows two men in black hoodies rounding the corner on a sidewalk before pulling out guns, extending their arms and firing. Two men on scooters then are seen riding onto the sidewalk behind the first two men.
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All the victims were being treated at hospitals; none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.
The victims range are ages 19 to 72, Frierson said.
The four men involved in the shooting are described as wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts.