Shocking moment thugs exchange gunfire on busy New York City street in broad daylight
Shocking moment as criminals exchange gunshots in busy New York City street in midday: known gang member shot in shoulder while unidentified gunman is on the run
- An unidentified man jumped out of an Audi and began shooting at a known mobster in Sunnyside Gardens, Queens, on Tuesday.
- The shooting happened outside Woodside Café at 65 Street and Broadway at around 3:30 p.m
- A man hid behind an outdoor dining area as the two rounds switched, with one hitting Tenzin Norgyal, 28, in the shoulder
- Norgyal was taken to hospital and later arrested for attempted murder
- The other man took off in a car and is still at large
- Police have described the suspect as having an average build, dark skin tone and dark hair
- Police could not confirm whether the daytime shooting was gang-related
Two thugs exchanged gunfire in broad daylight in New York City as violence and chaos continue to ravage the Big Apple.
Known TNT mobster Tenzin Norgyal, 28, and an unidentified man began shooting at each other at 3:30 p.m. on 65 Street and Broadway in Queens on Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting started after the mystery man, wearing a red and white shirt, got out of a black Audi sedan and ran onto the sidewalk with his gun drawn.
The two reportedly exchanged words before the gang member ran outside to take cover behind the dining area of Woodside Cafe.
Norgyal shot at the other man, who is still at large, holding a cigarette in his hand.
Norgyal was shot in the shoulder and taken to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment. He was later arrested for attempted murder, the Astoria Post reported.
A man (pictured) jumped out of a black Audi and started shooting at gang member Tenzin Norgyal, 28, in Queens on Tuesday afternoon. Police were unable to confirm whether the shooting was gang-related
The man is still at large and is described as having an average build and a tan complexion with dark hair (pictured)
After the shooting, the other man in the black Audi left on 64th Street, police said. The car would have paper number plates.
He has been described by police as having a medium build and toned skin with dark hair.
Police have not confirmed whether the shooting was gang-related, but said the men knew each other.
Police are offering a reward of up to $3,500 for anyone with information about the suspect.
Norgyal (pictured) took cover outside an outdoor dining area during the shooting. The well-known TNT gang member suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder
The shooting took place at a busy intersection in Sunnyside Gardens, Queens, outside the Woodside Café (pictured)
The shooting comes as New York City continues to rise in crime.
Nearly 80 percent of New Yorkers say they fear they will become victims of a violent crime, according to a new poll conducted by the Siena College Research Institute (SCRI) found.
Nearly 70 percent also said they feel less safe in the city now than they did before the pandemic.
The fears are supported by statistics. Total crime has increased by almost 40 percent compared to the same period last year.
The crime rate has increased by 19 percent, while rape and robbery have increased by 16 and 39 percent, respectively.
However, shooting victims have fallen seven percent in recent months, but that hasn’t calmed New Yorkers, who recently experienced two subway shootings.
The suspect fled in a black Audi with paper plate and is still at large
Transit crime has increased by as much as 53 percent.
Public transit has become so scary for residents, 85 percent are supporting more transit police officers in the stations — which Mayor Eric Adams, 61, promised to address, but failed to see through.
In addition, 63 percent support metal detectors in stations, according to the SCRI.
Overall crime is up nearly 40 percent in the Big Apple. Shooting victims have fallen by seven percent, but New Yorkers have not been soothed by the news as 80 percent said they fear becoming victims of a violent crime