Two off-duty correctional officers are in stable condition after being shot in a bar in Queens.
Unidentified correctional agents shot a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman in the early hours of Saturday while he was at the Showtime Bar and Lounge in South Richmond Hill.
Police said the suspect got into an argument inside the bar and was kicked out by the bounces.
The suspect became angry, returned and fired from outside the bar before fleeing, according to the NYPD.
Unidentified correctional agents, a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, were shot in the early hours of Saturday while they were at the Showtime Bar and Lounge in Queens.
Police said the suspect got into an argument inside the bar and was bounced off and outraged and fired from outside the bar before fleeing.
Correctional officers, who were not the intended targets of the police, fired bullets, shot the woman in the left foot and the man in the left hand.
The agents were taken to a local hospital, where they remain in stable condition.
Police are still searching for the suspect.
The shooting came as a result of a February crime spike in New York City that was 60% higher than last year.
The city’s latest crime figures show 9,138 incidents last month, up from 5,759 in the same period in 2021, a double-digit rise in almost every major category.
There were 32 murders in February, three more than in the same month last year.
Correctional officers fired bullets while inside the bar, shot the woman in the left foot and the man in the left hand (inside the photo bar)
There were tremendous jumps in several other categories, including car theft, which rose nearly 105 percent; heavy theft, which rose nearly 80 percent from the previous year; robberies, which rose 56 percent; a 44% increase in robberies and a 22% increase in attacks. Rape also rose sharply by 35 percent in February.
Neighbors have also reacted in horror to some high-profile incidents involving a homeless man in Queens hitting a woman with a hammer and smearing manure on another woman in the Bronx, followed by the alleged perpetrator, one. A violent criminal with a history of 44 arrests was released without bail.
In addition to the murder of 25-year-old Asian woman Christina Yuna Lee, another homeless man, Assamad Nash, took another 35-year-old man to his home and stabbed her to death.
Christian Jeffers, 48, who identifies himself as a woman, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of assault, aggravated harassment and threats of hate, and possession of a weapon as a result of a savage assault on a 29-year-old man. the man was killed at a 14th Street subway station in Manhattan on Tuesday.
Jeffers, wearing a black wig and purple lipstick, was caught in the video with the stranger breaking his head with a hammer, after the two met and then exchanged words.
The wave of crime occurred in the first months of Mayor Eric Adams’ tenure. A former NYPD police officer has vowed to reduce the number of incidents on city streets and the subway system, which has been rampant in recent weeks. Former mayor Bill De Blasio’s policies have contributed to the current wave of crime, experts say.
The New York subway has been zero as a result of a wave of covert crimes, with a worrying 73.3% rise in underground incidents, including 182 in February.
Hate crimes have also doubled since last year – more than tripled attacks on Asia and complaints against Jews have increased by 54% from the same period last year, from 134 to 207 incidents.
A recent poll found that nearly 75% of all New York voters consider crime a “very serious” problem.
Official off-duty corrections, aged 31 and 29, have been shot at a Queens bar
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