PHOTO: Cops are still searching for the man who shot two customers in a Woodhaven restaurant last month. Photo Courtesy of NYPD
By Michael V. Cusenza
Cops this week released security footage of a recent shooting at a Woodhaven restaurant that sent a man and a woman to the hospital.
On Saturday, Feb. 20, a masked gunman burst into Rico Chimi on Atlantic Avenue shortly after midnight and immediately opened fire, striking the 40-year-old male victim—reportedly the intended target—in the leg and hip. The woman, 32, believed to be an innocent bystander, was hit three times.
The suspect then fled the area “in a newer model, red four-door sedan,” according to investigators.
Both victims were transported via EMS to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center: The man was admitted in stable condition, while the woman, who sustained gunshot wounds to her buttocks and leg, and was treated and released.
The individual being sought is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 5-foot-7, 170 pounds, with a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a red mask, a black hooded jacket, black pants and black shoes.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting info to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All correspondences are strictly confidential.