Monday, November 21, 2011
Gang melee/hit-and-run in Astoria
From the Daily News:
A 23-year-old man was jumped by a group and slashed in the back when a melee inside Amnesia, a club on Steinway St. in Astoria, spilled onto the street just after 4 a.m. closing time.
The driver of a champagne-colored vehicle who happened to be passing by the melee hit several club-goers, slammed into a parked Jeep Grand Cherokee and then fled the scene, cops and witnesses said.
Orlando Santos, 18, of Brooklyn, who suffered a dislocated hip after being struck by the hit-and-run driver, was arrested at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell in connection to the slashing attack. He was charged with gang assault.
A 28-year-old man was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital after being slashed
in the left side of his face during the brawl and struck by the hit-and-run vehicle, cops said.
A 25-year-old man was treated at Elmhurst Hospital for crash-related cuts.