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Man opens fire inside NYC restaurant and shoots worker in the buttocks
Terrifying moment man opens fire inside NYC restaurant and shoots worker, 35, in the buttocks as customers – including children – run for cover
Police said the attack at Boishakhi Restaurant in Queens Saturday afternoon was targeted, and the man who was shot, aged 35, knew the suspect
Terrified customers, including children, bolted to the door while the bullets pierced glass and the gunman ran behind the counter to shoot the clerk twice
Frightening surveillance footage showed the moment a man ran inside a New York City restaurant and shot a worker in the buttocks.
Customers, including families with children, were sent fleeing from Boishakhi Restaurant in Astoria, Queens, after the suspect suddenly opened fire.
The gunman, wearing a red hoodie and a black mask, started the rampage at the eatery at 29-14 36th Avenue just after 3.30pm Saturday.
New York City police said the attack was targeted, and the man who was shot, aged 35, knew the suspect. He was not trying to rob the establishment, they confirmed.
Terrified customers bolted to the door while the bullets pierced glass and the gunman ran behind the counter to shoot the clerk twice.
A suspect shot a worker in the buttocks inside a restaurant in Queens, New York, Saturday
Police said the attack was targeted, and the man who was shot, aged 35, knew the suspect. He was not trying to rob the establishment
The victim, who worked at the NYC restaurant, was transported to hospital. He is in a stable condition
The victim was hit in the thigh, near his buttocks, and was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital.
In the footage, the shooter is seen supposedly targeting the worker while families dropped to the ground to seek cover.
Two adults are seen fleeing down the stairs of the Bangladeshi restaurant while huddling around their young child as the bullets rain down.
One worker told ABC7: ‘My body is shaking. I hear the sounds, but didn’t know if it was a shot or something.’
Restaurant owner Abu Taher told CBS News: ‘At first gunshot he did that side. We had a lot of customers inside.
‘Once he move around, then he come here and shot and went behind my counter and did the third shot to one of my employees.
A police officer inspects the wounds of the man who was shot at Boishakhi Restaurant in Astoria, Queens
Glass was shattered in the eatery by the bullets following a shooting at a Queens restaurant
‘He didn’t say anything. He just come and shot and ran away.
‘I’m really scared to run a small business in New York City. It’s not safe, actually. We are not safe. Our life is not safe.’
It’s understood that the suspect fled the scene on foot.
One man, Nelson Burgos, who was working nearby when the commotion kicked off, said: ‘The guy didn’t even know he got shot until we saw him bleeding and then from there helped him I just helped him and I called 911.
‘He seemed calm. I kept him calm and I just told him wait for ambulance, it will be alright. He wasn’t bleeding too crazy, so I think he’ll be alright.’