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Suspect Wanted For Drive-By Shooting Near Astoria Houses in June: NYPD

The white 2-door Mercedes Benz coupe and 8th Street facing north (NYPD and Google Maps)

July 30, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for a suspect who carried out a drive-by shooting near the Astoria Houses NYCHA complex in June.

Police said the shooter was inside a white Mercedes Benz coupe in the vicinity of Astoria Boulevard and 8th Street on June 29 at around 11:35 a.m.

The suspect fired off one shot before speeding off in the vehicle in a northbound direction along 8th Street.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

A photograph of the Mercedes used in the shooting has been released.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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.

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