Three Women Shot at Vigil

Three women were shot and wounded at a memorial for a homicide victim in Far Rockaway on Tuesday, January 17.

The shooting occurred at around 9 p.m. at the memorial at Evntz on The Rock, a rentable event space located at 14-25 Central Avenue. According to police, a suspect fired into the crowd of people. It is not clear who the target was, but three women were wounded in the shooting, including a 48-year-old, a 46-year-old and a 26-year-old, the New York Post reported. They suffered from injuries to their legs and feet. The victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.

According to, the event was allegedly a vigil held after the memorial service for Quayshawn Samuel, who was killed in a police-involved shooting in Arverne on December 29.

No arrests were made, and police are still searching for the gunman involved in last week’s shooting.

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