Spray of Bullets Injures 10 People in New York City Gang Shooting

NEW YORK — Ten people were wounded when a pair of gunmen fired more than 40 shots down a Queens street in a brazen gang-related shooting, police said Sunday.

The barrage of bullets on 37th Avenue near 99th Street in North Corona kicked off a bloody night in the city, where 18 people were either killed or wounded in seven separate shootings, police said.

The masked and hooded Queens gunmen, who were being trailed by two men on scooters, walked down 37th Avenue about 10:40 p.m. and began firing, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said.

“The two males immediately extended their arms and began firing in the direction of a group at a barber shop,” Essig said. “This is a brazen, coordinated attack.”

More than 40 shots were fired, hitting the group outside the barber shop as well as innocent bystanders walking down the street and people celebrating a birthday party for a nearby restaurant owner, Essig said.

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Source: Ellen Moynihan, John Annese and Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News