NEW YORK - The NYPD says it made an arrest in connection with a triple shooting outside a catering hall in Queens. Dwayne Whyte, 28, of Bridgeport, Connecticut faces multiple charges including attempted murder, attempted assault, and criminal possession of a firearm.
The shooting occurred just after 5 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot used by several businesses on Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park.
EMS rushed 38-year-old Raymond Francis to Jamaica Hospital with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. A 32-year-old man was shot in the face and another 32-year-old man was shot multiple times in the right leg.
The man who was shot in the face ended up at Jamaica Hospital in a private car. The third victim ended up at Kings County Hospital via a private car. Both victims who survived were listed in stable condition.
Police were on the scene more than 12 hours later looking for evidence.
The shooting was caught on security video. It showed the man opening fire with what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle and then running away. One witness reported hearing around 15 shots.
It was unclear if the shooting was random or if the victims were targeted.
No identities of the victims who survived have been released.