Police launch manhunt for suspects following a shooting incident where two people were killed and six injured in Melville
Police have launched a manhunt for unknown suspect(s) following an apparent drive-by shooting incident just after 01:00 on New Year’s Day at a restaurant on the corner 2nd and 7th Avenues in Melville.
It is reported that a BMW SUV approached from 7th Avenue and suddenly, multiple shots were allegedly fired from the BMW at patrons who were sitting outside the restaurant. Eight people were shot, two of whom were declared dead on the scene, while six were rushed to nearby hospitals with two of the six in a critical condition. Both the deceased were women aged between 30 and 40.
Police have opened two cases of murder and six attempted murder cases.