SUNNYSIDE, Queens (PIX11) — Three people were injured during a shooting in Queens Friday night, according to police.
An unknown person shot a gun several times in the direction of a man, 36, who was walking by his car in a parking lot at 42-02 Queens Blvd. around 11:30 p.m., police said on Sunday. The 36-year-old victim is a police officer who was off duty at the time of the shooting.
The bullets hit a car, causing debris to hit the victim and a woman, 65, causing minor injuries. Police said another man, 71, also had minor injuries when he fell trying to avoid the gunshots.
Officials said they are looking for a man around 30 to 40 years old, about 5’10, with a heavy build and a beard. Police said a car associated with the man was a gray four-door van with no rear bumper and missing rear hub caps.
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