NYPD detectives shot and injured four men who they believe opened fire at a party in Queens where an estimated 75 to 100 people were gathered.
Around 11:35 p.m. Friday, plainclothes officers from the Violent Crimes Squad were monitoring the party, being held in a residential area, from an unmarked car, NYPD Patrol Chief Jeff Maddrey said at a conference call. overnight press.
Police “felt there was potential for violence involving some of the local street crews,” Maddrey said.
Detectives saw a group of men arrive at the house, pulled out at least three guns, and began shooting at the party.
Maddrey said detectives exchanged gunfire with the group of men. Four were shot and taken to hospital, where they were in stable condition Saturday morning, police told CNN.
Police say at least three firearms were recovered. None of the police officers were shot.
“There were a lot of people here when it happened,” Maddrey said. “They were basically shooting into a crowd.”
“These details will illustrate how gun violence continues to plague our communities, and again I implore members of our community that it is so important to work with your police so that we can end this gun violence. “Maddrey said. .
Police have yet to name the injured men or specify what charges they may face.
Police said no one else was injured in the shooting.