Thugs hurt 3 at home
By JOHN DOYLE, NY Post
Three people were wounded in a frightening home invasion in Queens early yesterday by a group of crazed intruders who apparently had the wrong address, police said.
At 12:35 a.m., the four thugs followed two people into an apartment in a three-family home on 157th Street in Jamaica, telling the victims they were looking for "Gino."
When the tenants said they had no idea who that was, the perpetrators stabbed one, a 39-year-old man, three times in the back.
They then slashed the hand of a 49-year-old city teacher upstairs, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
The hoods found a third man, 34, cooking in the basement and scalded him, Kelly said.
The hoods fled with an unknown sum of money but never found Gino, Kelly said.
The burn victim was in stable condition at New York Hospital. The two knifed victims were treated at Jamaica Hospital and released.
Yesterday's incident followed a home invasion in Jamaica on Monday.