Brawlers Mowed Down Outside Steinway Street Club
Four men remain hospitalized this week, following a spate of violence on November 20 outside a Steinway Street nightclub.
Cops said several men jumped a 23-year-old man and slashed him in the head and back when a brawl inside Amnesia spilled onto Steinway Street at about 4:15 a.m. on November 20.
Club sources said the melee took place as things were wrapping up at the club’s regular 4 a.m. closing time.
The suspects fled the club after the attack that sent patrons racing to the street, police sources said.
One of the alleged attackers, Orlando Santos, 18, was running from Amnesia when a car struck him – dislocating his hip, police said.
The driver lost control and also struck a 25-year-old club patron, cutting his face and ran over a 28-year-old male patron.
The champagne-colored car finally slammed into a parked Jeep Grand Cherokee and fled the scene, police said.
The two victims of the hit and run were both taken to Elmhurst Hospital where they remain in stable condition.
Santos was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital Weil Cornell, where he was arrested a short while later on charges stemming from his involvement in the first attack, police said.
Cops at the 114th Precinct arrested Steven Martinez, 20, who was identified as one of the attackers. Working on a tip from eyewitnesses, the cops took off on foot and caught up with Martinez several blocks from the club, police sources said.
Law enforcement sources said Amnesia recently underwent a change in ownership and the new operators are in the process of establishing new rules for club patrons.