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Man Shot at Woodside Houses Wednesday Night, Third Shooting in Two Weeks

Woodside Houses (Photo: Queens Post)

March 25, 2021 By Christian Murray

A man was shot outside the Woodside Houses NYCHA complex last night—marking the third shooting to take place at the public housing development within two weeks.

The victim, a 32-year-old man, was shot in the back at around 11:45 p.m. while sitting outside the complex on 49th Street near 31st Avenue.

Police say the man was shot in what appeared to be a botched robbery attempt. The suspect allegedly approached the man and demanded “give me my money.”

Police were unable to confirm whether the victim and suspect knew one another.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is expected to survive.

The victims in the other two shootings this month were killed in gun fire. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

A man was shot dead on Tuesday, while on March 12, a mother Gudelia Vallinas was hit by a stray bullet while walking near the complex on 48th Street.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards is holding a press conference outside the complex this morning to call for an end to gun violence and justice for the victims.

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