A 23-year-old man was gunned down and two others were injured in a shooting at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City early Saturday morning, police reported.
According to authorities, the gunfire erupted at about 2:30 a.m. in a courtyard of the housing complex on 12th Street between 40th and 41st avenues.
Officers from the 114th Precinct and NYPD Public Service Area 9, in responding to a 911 call, found 23-year-old Jahhad Marshall of First Street in Astoria unconscious and unresponsive after taking a bullet to the back. Paramedics rushed him to Cornell Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Police also found a 29-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her right arm; she was rushed by EMS units to Elmhurst Hospital Center and was listed in stable condition.
During their investigation, detectives learned that a third victim, an 18-year-old man, was taken by private means to Metropolitan Hospital after being shot in the right leg at the location.
The New York Daily News reported that an argument erupted among several unidentified individuals prior to the gunfire, but police neither confirmed nor denied this report.
An investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are strictly confidential.