OZONE PARK, Queens — A group of three people in suits shot a man and pistol whipped his son as they robbed the men’s Ozone Park business Monday morning, police said.
The suit-clad culprits demanded money and shot the 53-year-old father in the head, officials said. He is in critical condition. His 32-year-old son was pistol whipped during the robbery.
They ran a local business that supplied delis and gas stations in the area, according to local business owners.
Several other area businesses have also been targeted by gun-wielding robbers, said area diner owner Nitesh Singh.
“They are targeting this avenue here and I’m afraid that I’m going to be the next guy,” Singh said.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).