Sons of Anarchy in NYC: Four bikers hit in drive-by shooting outside motorcycle club
A suspect inside a white sedan opened fire in front of 223 Russell Street in an industrial section of Greenpoint
GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN: Four members of an unknown biker club were injured in a drive-by shooting that occurred outside a motorcycle club on Friday, September 3. An individual suspected in the case reportedly opened fire from a white sedan in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The incident soon sparked panic at the scene.
As reported by the New York Post, the drive-by shooting occurred around 8.30 pm outside 223 Russell Street in an industrial area of Greenpoint, according to the NYPD. A witness named Andrew Duszkiewicz described the incident to the newspaper, saying, "People started yelling that they were wounded, hurt. Of the four men, one 24-year-old was shot in the head and three others were hit by bullets.
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As reported by the New York Post, a 24-year-old man was shot in the arm, while a 41-year-old man was hit in the head. A 30-year-old was also injured in the shooting after being hit in the back. The fourth victim was shot in the arm and grazed in the head. Authorities said all four victims are expected to recover. According to reports, a party was in progress when the incident occurred.
The witness Andrew Duszkiewicz told the New York Post that he was riding a Citi Bike when he saw the gunfire erupt and called 911. “A vehicle behind me started accelerating and I let him pass. He stopped in front here where motorcycles were parked and started firing”, said Duszkiewicz.
The 55-year-old continued, “I dropped the bike to the ground over here and I was going to hide behind a vehicle because I thought they were going to shoot at me. The vehicle definitely stopped. After the final shot, I heard the screeching of the vehicle pull away.” A dozen motorcycles got lined up outside the club hours after the shooting.
‘They didn’t seem as if they were in horrible distress’
It was not clear whether the victims were associated with the club or were attending the party. The witness, however, shared that the four men appeared as if they were not seriously injured. “They didn’t seem as if they were in horrible distress because they were large individuals, large men and I guess they could handle the pain”, said Duszkiewicz. The publication shared that no arrests were made by late Friday, September 2.
According to the New York Daily News, a neighbor, who wished to be anonymous, stated, “I heard the shots” adding, “When I got here two of the bikers were in the ambulance. They were being treated for being shot in their arms.” The victims of the drive-by shooting were taken to Elmhurst Hospital. The publication reported that the investigators found five shotgun casings at the scene.