Shocking moment thugs exchange gunfire on busy New York City street in the middle of the day: Reputed gang member shot in the shoulder as an unidentified gunman remains on the loose
- An unidentified man jumped out of an Audi and began shooting a reputed gang member on Tuesday in Sunnyside Gardens, Queens
- The shooting took place outside of Woodside Café on 65 Street and Broadway around 3.30pm
- One man hid behind an outdoor eating area as the two traded rounds with one hitting Tenzin Norgyal, 28, in the shoulder
- Norgyal was taken to the 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 on the loose as having a medium build, complexion and dark hair
- Police were unable to confirm if the daytime shooting was gang-related
Two thugs exchanged gunfire in broad daylight in New York City as acts of violence and chaos continue to plague the Big Apple.
Reputed TNT gang member Tenzin Norgyal, 28, and an unidentified man began shooting at each other on 65 Street and Broadway in Queens on Tuesday afternoon at 3.30pm.
The shootout began after the mystery man, wearing a red and white shirt, stepped out of a black Audi sedan and ran up on the sidewalk, gun drawn.
The two reportedly exchanged words before the gang member ran to take cover behind Woodside Cafe’s outdoor eating area.
Norgyal shot at the other man, who is still at large, while holding a cigarette in his hand.
Norgyal was hit 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 began shooting at a gang member Tenzin Norgyal, 28, on Tuesday afternoon in Queens. Police were unable to confirm if the shooting was gang-related
The man is still at large and has been described as having a medium build and complexion with dark hair (pictured)
After the shooting, the other man took off in the black Audi down 64th Street, police reported. The car was said to have paper license plates.
He has been described by police as having a medium build and complexion and dark hair.
Police did not confirm whether or not the shooting was gang-related, but said the men knew each other.
Police are offering up to a $3,500 reward for anyone with information about the suspect.
Norgyal (pictured) took cover outside of an outdoor eating area during the shooting. The reputed TNT gang member suffered a bullet wound to the shoulder
The shooting happened in a busy intersection in Sunnyside Gardens, Queens, outside of the Woodside Café (pictured)
The shooting comes as New York City continues to a crime surge.
Almost 80 percent of New Yorkers say they fear they will become victims of a violent crime, a new poll performed by the Siena College Research Institute (SCRI) found.
Almost 70 percent also reported now feeling less safe in the city as they did before the pandemic.
The fears are supported by statistics. Overall crime is up almost 40 percent compared to the same period last year.
Felony assaults are up 19 percent, while rape and robbery are up 16 and 39 percent, respectively.
Shooting victims, however, are down seven percent in recent months, but that doesn’t calm New Yorkers, who recently experienced two subway shootings.
The suspect took off in a black Audi with paper plate and is still at large
Transit crimes are up a shocking 53 percent.
Public transportation has become so scary for residents, 85 percent support more transit cops in the stations – which Mayor Eric Adams, 61, promised to address but hasn’t seen through.
In addition, 63 percent support metal detectors in stations, according to the SCRI.
Overall crime is up almost 40 percent in the Big Apple. Shooting victims are down seven percent, but New Yorkers aren’t calmed by the news, as 80 percent said they fear becoming a violent crime victim