Two Men Shot At Boy’s Birthday Celebration
A birthday celebration for a 5-year-old Queens boy turned a Woodside catering hall into a shooting gallery on March 16.
Shots rang out at about 6:30 a.m. outside the East Manor Buffet on Albion Avenue and Queens Boulevard when a gunman pumped a volley of rounds into two partygoers and two Lamborghinis parked nearby, police said.
Police sources said the catering facility had been rented by “Ka$ha Lewis”, who is not related to the pop singer who goes by the same first name.
Approximately 200 guests were on hand at the celebration, including a number of people in the music industry and a number of children, the sources said.
The shootings occurred as guests were leaving the party and milling about outside the catering hall when an argument erupted between two men, police said. One of the men pulled a gun and opened fire, striking Tony Malcom and Daqua Pierce, one in the leg and the other in the back.
The shootings sent terrified partygoers running for cover.
Police sources said the gunman continued his rampage as the victims lay bleeding on the sidewalk, firing four rounds into a $125,000, 2006 orange Lamborghini Gallardo convertible parked nearby. No one was in the car at the time, police said. The shots blew out both passenger side windows and punctured the windshield of the custom car.
Police later discovered that a second, two-seat Lamborghini parked a short distance away also caught several rounds.
The two victims were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center with non-life- threatening injuries. Both men remain at the hospital in stable condition.
Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shootings. Anyone with information is urged to call the Crimestoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.