From the Queens Gazette:
A fight between patrons at an Astoria pool hall turned violent on April 9 when one of the men pulled a gun and fired several rounds, striking the second patron.
Law enforcement sources said the scene at the Racks billiard hall at 19-25 Steinway Street erupted in chaos at about 3 a.m. when shots were fired.
Police have no sure motive for the dispute, but club patrons said the fight started over a woman who had dated both men.
The shooting took place as members of the St. John’s University men’s and women’s basketball teams celebrated a birthday party at the pool hall. Team members fled the scene when the shots rang out, law enforcement sources said.