NEW YORK — There has been another round of violence on the streets of the city.
The search is on for the gunman, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.
It was a grim sight on quiet 188th Street. At least nine shell casings were scene following what police said was mid-afternoon drive-by shooting.
A car parked a hundred feet from where the gunman stood was hit by errant bullets.
“I hear boom, boom, boom, boom, boom … what sounded like six shots in quick succession,” Fresh Meadows resident Scott Baron said.
The NYPD says a group of about a dozen teens, including students at nearby Francis Lewis High School, were walking north on 188th Street when two cars pulled up and words were exchanged.
A male got out of one car and opened fire with a 9mm handgun. A 14-year-old female several yards away was struck in the neck by a bullet and seriously injured.
“It’s horrifying. I have no words for that. Fourteen?’ resident Rebecca Montalbano said.
Two 18-year-old males were also hit — one in the leg, the other in the stomach.
“I’m devastated, shocked, on high alert now. I never thought something like this would happen,” resident David Smart said, adding about the community, “Friendly neighbors, friendly people walking by say hi to everybody. Sad.”