QUEENS — Four alleged gang members have been arrested for a drive-by shooting earlier this month that left a teenage girl seriously injured, police said.
The 15-year-old victim was walking home with friends along Brookville Boulevard, in Rosedale near JFK International Airport, on April 14 about 1 a.m. when the suspects — who run with a gang named "Young Gunners" — pulled up in a burgundy car and fired off three shots, police sources said.
She was hit in the torso, cops said, and rushed to Long Island Jewish Hospital. The victim, whom police did not identify, was in serious condition, police said Friday.
A police source said the girl attended a fundraiser in the area for a girls volleyball team — and at least one of the suspects was there, too. It was unclear whether the fight started at the party, but the alleged gang members trailed the victim and her friends and opened fire on them in the vicinity of 154-68 Brookville Blvd., sources said.
It was unclear if the victim was the target, police said. None of her friends were struck, they said.
The alleged gunman is Asad Giles, 17, of Jamaica, police said. His alleged cohorts are Luis Rivera, 16, of Springfield Gardens; Jason Hargrove, 21, of Cambria Heights; and Shaquille Hatcher, 19, of Jamaica.
A source said Giles was arrested in 2006, but it was unclear on what charges; the other suspects have no prior arrests in New York, the source added.
They were charged with second-degree attempted murder, gang assault, assault, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.