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Anemos Greek Restaurant in Astoria Scene of Shooting

March 9, 2024

QUEENS, NY – Gunfire erupted at the well-known Greek-American event space Anemos. Host to numerous community events through the years, it was the scene of a shooting last Saturday, March 3. According to CBS “police are searching for a gunman after three people were hurt” in the shooting at the popular venue at 41-15 34th Street at 41st Avenue in Astoria around the time it closed at 3:30 AM.

“Police did not immediately know why the gunman started shooting” but “according to police, a 33-year-old man suffered a gunshot graze to his left leg and a 27-year-old female suffered injuries to both legs – one later reported broken – after being trampled by people attempting to leave the location. She was transported by EMS to NYC Health and Hospitals Elmhurst in stable condition. A 41-year-old man was shot in his left leg and drove himself to the hospital, police said. He was in stable condition.

It was not immediately clear to police if the suspect has a relationship with any of the victims CBS reported and no Greek-Americans were hurt, according to sources of The National Herald.

A 27-year-old female suffered injuries to both legs after being trampled by people attempting to leave the location. She was transported by EMS to NYC Health and Hospitals Elmhurst in stable condition.

Police responded to a 911 call of an assault at the within the confines of the 114 Precinct. Upon arrival police observed the 33-year-old male with a gunshot graze to his left leg and were informed by the victim that the incident had occurred inside Anemos Restaurant.

So far, no arrests have been made, and law enforcement sources have yet to provide a suspect’s description.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through Feb. 25, according to the most recent CompStat report, the 114th Precinct had registered just one shooting so far in 2024, down from the three reported at the same point last year.

(Material from CBS was used in this report)

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