One dead, 2 injured in two separate Queens shootings just blocks apart: police

Posted at 9:34 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-28 08:52:04-04

FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens — One man is dead and two people were injured in two separate shootings that happened just blocks from each in Queens Friday evening, police said.

Beach 40th Street shooting

FDNY officials responded to a cardiac arrest call on Beach 40th Street in Far Rockaway around 8 p.m. Authorities arrived to find a 25-year-old man shot in the head and an 18-year-old man shot in the chest.

Both men were taken to the hospital, where the 18-year-old victim, later identified as James Scott, was pronounced dead. The 25-year-old victim remains in critical condition, police said.

Beach 26th Street shooting scene

Less than an hour later, authorities responded to a shooting along Beach 26th Street. The victim was taken to the hospital. Their condition was not immediately known.

It was not immediately known if both shootings are connected.

Three more people were injured in a separate shooting in Brooklyn within the same hour.