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EXCLUSIVE – Man Shot in Astoria, Queens

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Reporting from Astoria, Queens.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Shortly before Midnight on August 21st, at the corner of 34th Avenue and 44th street, a man was shot in the leg. Witnesses described three men as approaching an SUV which was stopped for a red light at said intersection, and opening the drivers side door. The driver struggled with the three.

A member of the trio then produced and fired a gun at the driver.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The driver, according to Police sources, was hit in the leg and has been transported to a hospital for emergency treatment. Eyewitnesses said that the three men drove off in the SUV (which was unconfirmed by the Police, who said they couldn’t comment on an ongoing investigation – fair enough), while the victim staggered around on 34th avenue, eventually coming to rest on a curb on the north side of the street, where he began bleeding profusely.

That’s some of the victims clothes, and his blood.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

According to the eyewitnesses, the victim was a light skinned man with a shaved head who was recognized as being from the neighborhood. The three assailants were described as dark skinned. No word on color or make of the SUV.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

August 22, 2015 at 1:30 am

Posted in Astoria, NY 11103, Queens

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  1. Mitch: One of the greatest mysteries of Astoria is where did the Yankee pitching ace Whitey Ford live? I have done some research and it led me to this area shown in your photos. The following:

    http://appelpr.com/ARTICLES/A-whitey.htm

    mentions he belonged to the “34th Avenue Boys”. I’ve been assuming that he lived in the attached houses on either 44th or 43rd Streets between NorthernBlvd. and 34th Avenues. But: only an assumption.

    Could you please find more about this? Maybe some of the Old Timers in the nabe might know the exact address.

    georgetheatheist . . . the Ballantine Blast

    August 22, 2015 at 10:01 am


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