2 off-duty correction officers shot at Queens bar

The NYPD is investigating a shooting that injured two off-duty New York City Department of Correction officers at a bar in Queens.

The officers were reportedly attending a party at the Showtime Bar and Lounge on 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill, when a gunman opened fire from outside the bar, striking both of the officers.

One officer, a 31-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his right hand. The other officer, a 29-year-old woman was shot in the left ankle. 

Both officers were taken to Jamaica Hospital and are listed in stable condition. 

A statement by Corrections Officer Benevolent Association President Benny Boscio said it appears that neither officer was an intended target. 

"We pray for their speedy recoveries and ask the public to assist the NYPD with this ongoing investigation," the statement read.

The gunman, who fled the scene in a white Nissan sedan heaving east on 101st Avenue remains at large. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Police say all calls are strictly confidential.

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