Three men shot, one dead after Richmond Hill gunman opens fire on Labor Day

Three men were shot in Richmond Hill on Labor Day, police say. The gunman is still being sought.  Eagle  photo by Jonathan Sperling.

Three men were shot in Richmond Hill on Labor Day, police say. The gunman is still being sought. Eagle photo by Jonathan Sperling.

By Jonathan Sperling

An unidentified gunman opened fire on a group of men in Richmond Hill on Monday, killing one and injuring two others in an apparent drive-by.

Police say the three men were near 130th Street and 92nd Avenue when the gunman struck, striking two 28-year-old men in the torso and a 27-year-old man in the legs. 

One of the 28-year-old men, Mohammed Uddin, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other 28-year-old man was listed in critical condition and the 27-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital as of press time Tuesday.   

An NYPD detective told the Eagle that the three victims were acquaintances, and that there was “no indication they knew the gunman.”

Overall shootings are down year-to-date in Queens South, one of two patrol areas in the borough and where the triple shooting took place. The NYPD received 47 reports of shooting incidents as of Aug. 25, down nearly 22 percent from 60 incidents this time last year.

Shooting incidents in parts of Queens have contributed to a 7.6 percent rise in citywide shootings as of Sept. 1 compared to the same period in 2018, despite an overall decline in citywide crime, according to NYPD data.

No arrests had been made in the shooting as of press time Tuesday and an investigation remains ongoing, police said.