March 12, 2020 By Allie Griffin
A 27-year-old man was shot twice outside a troublesome strip club in Long Island City last month.
The man was approached by two men in front of Show Palace Gentlemen’s Club, located at 42-50 21st St., at around 6 a.m. on Feb. 22. The pair then shot him once in the shoulder and once in the arm, police said.
The victim was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition.
Show Palace, a strip club known for its fully-nude dancers, has been the location of several crimes since opening in 2012 and has been cited for incidents including prostitution, gun violence, harassment and illegal drug use.
Last year, State Sen. Mike Gianaris called for it to be closed permanently.
The police are seeking help in finding the two suspects wanted in the February incident. They released video footage of the alleged perpetrators.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).