1 December, 2013
The officer fired shots at the vehicle as it fled the scene
A police officer was struck by a vehicle while on patrol in Queens Thursday night, law enforcement officials say.
The officer was near 37th Avenue and 27th Street in Astoria when the vehicle hit him, then fled, officials said.
The officer fired shots at the vehicle; it wasn’t clear if anyone was hit.
The officer was taken to Cornell Hospital. His condition was not immediately known.
The vehicle has been recovered; it’s not clear if a suspect was in custody.
One of the victims was a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the chest at Mahoney Playground on Staten Island. None of the shootings were fatal.
The bloodshed began at 9:33 p.m. when a gunman blasted away on 106th Ave. near 180th St. in Jamaica, Queens, striking a woman in her 20s in her leg. Paramedics rushed the wounded woman to Jamaica Hospital.
Shots were heard again six minutes later — this time in St. George, Staten Island. Police sources said a gunman fired off several rounds inside Mahoney Playground on Crescent Ave. near Jersey St. at 9:39 p.m., striking a 14-year-old boy in the chest.
Family of New York City firefighter who tragically died in 2005 ‘Black Sunday’ blaze describes haunting in Long Island home
After escaping media attention when her husband died in a tragic 2005 blaze, the widow of a Bronx firefighter said she moved into a haunted home in Long Island.
Jeanette Meyran, 53, moved her two daughters to a secluded bungalow in St. James, N.Y., the year after her husband, Lt. Curtis Meyran, leaped to his death instead of burning alive in the ‘Black Sunday’ fire. Though she hoped for a fresh start in the two-story house, Meyran said she and her kids were terrorized by a demon after they made renovations in the ‘Paranormal Witness’ season three premiere on SyFy.
‘In your wildest dreams, did you ever think rebuilding a home would cause such devastation?’ Meyran said in the ‘Paranormal Witness’ episode ‘The Long Island Terror’.
City Health Dept. reports that HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and tuberculosis are all epidemic in Tremont and portions of Crotona, Belmont and Claremont
Here’s one neighborhood where you definitely shouldn’t have unprotected sex, share a needle or stand next to someone coughing.
The 10457 ZIP code in the Bronx — which includes Tremont, portions of Crotona, Belmont and Claremont — has the highest number of people afflicted by two of the following conditions: HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and tuberculosis, according to the Department of Health.
Three killed Sunday after three were killed Saturday. One of the wounded includes an 11-year-old girl who will never walk again.
Violence surged like the mercury Sunday, with three more fatalities from gun violence — and eight others wounded in shootings — bringing the total number of bullet-riddled in the city to 25 in less than 48 hours.
Eduardo Sandoval, 24, was incapable of identifying the person who attacked him at the Leake & Watts residential facility in June.
A severely autistic man was branded with a searing-hot potato masher by at least one staffer at a Bronx group home for the mentally disabled, leaving him physically and emotionally scarred, a lawsuit charges.
Eduardo Sandoval, 24, has the mental capacity of a toddler and was incapable of identifying the person who attacked him at the Leake & Watts residential facility last June. His torso is permanently disfigured by the distinctive pattern of the kitchen utensil, his older brother said.