Police: Gunman shoots 4 young men in Queens

A gunman shot four people in Queens on Tuesday afternoon. Police officers responded to a call about gunfire at NYCHA's Ravenswood Houses in Astoria, officials said.

Police said that the gunman emerged from a car that had pulled up on 21st Avenue shortly before 4:45 p.m. The gunman opened fire on a group of men and then got back in the car, which drove off, the NYPD said. 

Medics transported four wounded men to Elmhurst Hospital, the FDNY said. 

A 21-year-old man was shot in the head and was listed in extremely critical condition, authorities said. Two men, 18 and 17, who suffered gunshots to the back and a 19-year-old man who was shot in the leg are expected to survive, police said.

Shootings are up about 80 percent in 2020 compared to the same period last year.

With The Associated Press

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