August 06, 2022 | Queens, New York: Overnight NYPD officers were involved in a shootout with three men, leaving one in critical condition. Authorities say the three men rolled up and opened fire on a Queens party late Friday evening.
According to police officials, just after 11:30pm on Friday August 5th, members of the NYPD Violent Crime Squad were conducting an investigation near 219th Street in the Queens residential neighborhood of Springfield garden. The crime unit was observing a location where a party was being held and the “potential of violence” from local street gangs is why officers were in a unmarked vehicle nearby.
Detectives from the Violent Crime Squad who were working in an unmarked car in plainclothes were scouting the party, witnessed three unknown men approaching the 70 to 100 people at a house party. The unknowns then each pulled out handguns and started firing towards the party that the detectives were observing, police said.
The NYPD Detectives exited their vehicles and engaged the group of armed males, potentially interrupting a mass shooting. Detectives exchanged gunfire with the unknown trio and the three wounded males were taken into custody. One of the suspects was rushed to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. None of the plainclothes detectives were struck by gunfire during the exchange, police said.
As a precautionary measure the detectives involved were transported to a local hospital to be treated for ringing of the ears. The three suspects who all suffered various gunshot injuries were also transported to local hospitals. Only one suspect is in critical condition, the additional two have non life threatening injuries.
No police officers or people from attending the party were injured as a result of the shooting. Three handguns were located and recovered at the scene of the shooting.
At this time a motive for the shooting is unknown. The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
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