Friday, April 16, 2010

Shots fired at Steinway Street pool hall

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.


Anonymous said...

Will till Mr Public Saftey's new zoning plan has 7 story barracks lining the elevated.

Its already gang turf.

Someday you will not be able to ride - or dive - on that zone. Will make Roosevelt look like a stroll through a park.

Anonymous said...

Shoots fired at Steinway poolhall.


Muggs Mc Ginnis said...

I tol mudder always said to keep outta dose damn pool halls!

Anonymous said...

What a colorful, vibrant game.

Billiards anyone?

9mm slug in the corner pocket.

Si bueno!

Anonymous said...

If you can't be safe at a pool hall at 3 a.m. in Queens, where can you be safe?

Why, sure, I'm a billiard player, certainly mighty proud. I say I'm always mighty proud to say it. I consider the hours I spend with a cue in my hand are golden ... Help you cultivate horse sense and a cool head and a keen eye ... Do you ever take and try to find an iron clad leave to yourself from a three-rail billiard shot?