One killed, one injured in Queens shooting near wake for Marine veteran

A man was shot dead and another struck in the head in Queens early Sunday, terrorizing nearby mourners at a wake for a Marine vet, cops and witnesses said.

The killer sneaked up on a group of people standing outside a house on 160th Street close to 108th Avenue in Jamaica and started blasting around 1:45 a.m., police sources said.

A 35-year-old man — identified by NYPD sources as Prince Robinson — was shot in the back and pronounced dead in NYC Health and Hospitals. A 27-year-old man, who sources identified as Jemay Pollard, was also in stable condition in Jamaica hospital with graze wounds to his head and leg, police said.

Police said it was not immediately clear if the pair were intended targets or innocent bystanders.

One source said the trail of bullets — seemingly from a 9mm — looked like the gunman “was chasing somebody, shooting at them.”

“You can follow the shells, a bunch on the corner and then a trail,” the source said, saying there were at least “8 or 9, maybe more.”

Bloody footprints were still seen on the street yesterday, ending near a silver Honda accord which had bloody handprints on the trunk where one of the victims appeared to drop.

The initial deadly gunfire came as neighbors threw a wake for a Marina veteran — only identified with the first name, Sean — who had served two tours in Iraq, his family said.

“We was all having a good time celebrating my uncle’s life and bam, bam, bam!” a relative of the military man told The Post.

“It was a different group, over on the corner,” said the nephew, who asked to only be identified by his first name, Sammy.

“It was a lot of shots — 10, 15. A lot!” he said.

“The guy who was shot ran up the street and dropped on the corner. The cops started pumping on his chest as soon as they got here,” he said.

Another mourner said people in the ambushed group screamed, “Oh s–t! Run!”

“I heard 10 shots, and everyone started dropping, running for cover, running away,” the 29-year-old witnesses said. “I couldn’t sleep all night. I’m still shook.”

Minutes later, there was another shooting several blocks away at 160th Street and Guy Brewer Blvd., police said. Further details were not immediately available and it was not clear if it was connected.

Additional reporting by Lee Brown

New York Post

Source: Newzandar.com

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