July 20, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
A man was shot while driving his car in Astoria early Monday after another vehicle pulled up alongside him and a gunman opened fire.
The victim, 32, had just left Rose Hookah Lounge on Steinway Street when he was shot as he was approaching the entrance of the Grand Central Parkway at around 3:30 a.m., according to police.
Police said the suspect fired multiple shots from his unidentified vehicle, with the victim hit once in the back.
The man was transferred to NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull by private means and is expected to survive, police said.
It is unclear whether the victim was followed from the Rose Hookah Lounge or not, police said.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.