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Queens’ Umbrella Hotel Shooting Becomes 1st NYC Violence 2021


Three men were seriously injured in a Queens’ Umbrella hotel shooting in Kew Gardens early Friday morning that marked the first homicide of 2021 in New York City.

Three men were seriously injured in a Queens' Umbrella hotel shooting in Kew Gardens
Image source: Queens Daily Eagle

Just an hour after The New Year shots were fired inside the Queens’ Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens, a hotel that also provides space to the homeless, near 82nd Ave. around 1:10 a.m., a block away from Queens Criminal Court, police announced.

The incident occurred when two groups squared off, based on what witnesses told police.

Two 20-year-old men and a 40-year-old man were hit in the fatal Umbrella hotel shooting.

New York City ended 2020 with a massive uptick in gun violence with a 97% rise in shootings as of Wednesday night compared to the same date a year earlier.

More about Queens’ Umbrella Hotel Shooting Victims and Suspect

The 40-year-old victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was in critical condition Friday morning. The third 20-year-old victim was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and was expected to survive.

One 20-year-old victims was shot in his torso, police reported, while the 40-year-old one was shot in the torso, arms and legs. Another 20-year-old man was shot in the leg, according to officials.

EMS took one of the 20-year-old men to NYC Health & Hospitals/Queens, where he was pronounced dead, The 40-year-old man was transported to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition, and the second 20-year-old victim was transported to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Queens in stable condition, police said.

Unfortunately, one of the 20-year-old victims passed away of his wounds at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.

Although there have been no arrests at this time, police are searching for a suspect. The shooting death is believed to be the first homicide of 2021.

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