Neighbors: Rival gang could be behind Throgs Neck shooting

Neighbors are concerned that a rival gang is behind a shooting that happened in Throgs Neck.

News 12 Staff

Jan 3, 2020, 10:00 PM

Updated 1,569 days ago

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Neighbors are concerned that a rival gang is behind a shooting that happened in Throgs Neck.
News 12 reported how the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club recently moved to a residential neighborhood on Thursday. Late that night, shots were fired at the new clubhouse.
Neighbors tell News 12 that a group drove by just before midnight and fired around 14 rounds at the Hell's Angels Clubhouse. Shots were fired from a line of passing bikes and cars, and it was all caught on video.
Security cameras captured the cars and bikes riding along Longstreet Avenue before rounds of shots were fired at the club. Police say that there is damage to the exterior of the clubhouse on 241 Longstreet Ave.
Windows have been boarded up, but neighbors are still feeling uneasy. They say they are ready for the club to move out of the neighborhood, and some also placed the blame on City Councilmember Mark Gjonaj for the sale of the property.
They say it was his lawyer who represented the selling of the property. Gjonaj told News 12 in a statement, "This was a private transaction that had no reporting requirement to any elected official or the local community board."
He added that he expects the group to abide by all quality of life laws and ordinances.
The NYPD is investigating who fired the shots. They say no one was hurt.
News 12 reached out to Hell's Angels for a statement and has not heard back yet.


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