July 22, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
Police are searching for a number of suspects following a drive-by shootout in Astoria early Sunday morning.
The driver of a white SUV pulled up alongside two men in the vicinity of 36th Street and 28th Avenue at around 3:50 a.m. and an occupant inside the car fired off several shots at them, police said.
As the driver of the SUV sped off, the two men on foot returned fire, according to police. The pair shot at the vehicle as it drove off in a westbound direction along 28th Avenue.
The two men on foot fled the scene in an unknown direction, police said. There were no reported injuries.
The NYPD released photos of the men who were on foot, including one where the suspect is firing off what appears to be a silver revolver. The police also released an image of the SUV.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the men is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.