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Gunman Shoots Two for $125, Police Say

East Elmhurst Shooting Suspect
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QUEENS — A robber shot two people as they sat in a car in East Elmhurst before taking $125 from them, police said.

One of the men was critically injured and the other was hurt when the gunman opened fire, police said.

The 23- and 24-year-old men, whose names were not released, were in the car at the intersection of 25th Avenue and Boody Street just before 11 p.m., when the suspect shot them and snatched their wallets, according to the NYPD.

The 23-year-old was hit in his head and shoulder and taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition, police said.

The 24-year-old suffered a graze wound and was in stable condition at Elmhurst, police said.

The two men did not know the suspect, an NYPD spokesman said.

The suspect, who can be seen calmly walking down the street wearing a beanie and shorts in surveillance footage released by investigators, ran off with $125 cash and credit cards, NYPD officials said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).