A nut with an Uzi killed one man and injured two others when he opened fire on their car in Queens early Thursday, cops said.
The gunman walked up to the victims’ silver Nissan Altima on 235th Street near 121st Avenue in Laurelton around 1:30 a.m. and let off several rounds, striking a 25-year-old man — discovered in the driver’s seat with gunshot wounds to the head and neck, cops said.
Another 25-year-old man was found outside of the car with gunshot wounds to the left hand and left shoulder, police said.
And a 24-year-old man who was also found outside of the car, was shot in the back, authorities said.
The man in the driver’s seat was pronounced dead on scene, and the two others were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.
The motive was unclear, and no arrests were immediately made.
The Uzi was recovered outside the car, according to police sources.
It was the only shooting reported so far on Thursday, but four people were shot in as many incidents on Wednesday.
In the latest, a 29-year-old man was shot in the right leg during a dispute on Union Avenue near East 147th Street in Mott Haven around 10 p.m.
He was taken to Lincoln Hospital by private means with non-life-threatening injuries.
A 13-year-old girl was also shot in the knee around 2:25 p.m. on Seward Avenue near Noble Avenue in Soundview, cops said.
She was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition.
The victim said she was waiting for her boyfriend when two shots rang out and she realized she was hit, police sources said.
A witness told police a man, who came from the nearby James Monroe Houses, fired from the sidewalk toward people sitting on benches before taking off, according to the sources.
No one had been arrested in connection to the shooting by Thursday morning.
Wednesday’s early shooting victims include an apparent carjacking suspect blasted by an off-duty police officer in Brooklyn, and a 28-year-old man shot in the upper back on the grounds of Harlem’s St. Nicholas Houses.
No one was shot on Wednesday’s date in 2019, which was a Monday.
As of Wednesday, 1,342 shootings were reported with 1,648 Victims — more than double the count from last year.
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