Statement from Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar on Shooting in Woodhaven

Woodhaven, NY — I condemn in the strongest of terms the outrageous and inexcusable drive-by shooting of three people last night at 77th Street in Woodhaven. This comes only two weeks after the neighborhood witnessed a shooting in broad daylight at the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 90th Street, and a month after a shooting on 90th Street off Park Lane South. Gun violence has no place in our society, and I will do everything in my power to reverse the recent upticks in shootings and certain other crimes. I am always in contact with 102nd Precinct Commanding Officer Antonio Fidacaro, and we have already discussed this and other troubling crimes in South Queens. After decades of progress in reducing crime, we cannot and will not return to the “Bad Old Days.”

Anyone with information on any of these shootings can call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.