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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:

    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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