Friday, March 2, 2012
Wendy's drive-by in Jamaica
From the Times Ledger:
Three suspected MS 13 members were shot by alleged members of the Latin Kings during a drive-by shooting in the parking lot of a Wendy’s in Jamaica Thursday afternoon, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
“It turns out that apparently it is a dispute between the MS 13 gang and the Latin Kings,” Brown told reporters outside the Wendy’s on Jamaica Avenue near the intersection of Queens Boulevard.
After the shooting, which took place at about 3 p.m., the suspects - who are believed to be members of the Latin Kings - fled in a tan Toyota Corolla with tinted windows northbound on Queens Boulevard, the DA said. Investigators at the scene said there had not yet been any arrests.
“Like in so many different boroughs, we do have a gang problem here,” Brown said. “It’s something that the police are very much on top of.”
Two of the people shot were 20 years old and one was 17, and all three are suspected MS 13 members, the DA said. One person was taken to Jamaica Hospital, while the two others were transported to New York Hospital Queens in Flushing.