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3 injured in Elmhurst gang shooting

The incident took place before 9:12 p.m. near the intersection of Baxter Avenue and Ketcham Street, police said. Two suspected gang members were wounded when an unknown person opened fire, police said. Authorities believe the third victim, a 56-year-old woman, was an innocent bystander.The three victims all walked to the Elmhurst Hospital emergency room, less than one-tenth of a mile away, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Police had made no arrests in the case as of Monday afternoon, but said the investigation was ongoing. There was no official word on which gangs were involved.The 110th Precinct recorded a total of six felony assaults for the first week of 2008, between Dec. 31, 2007 and Jan. 6.At a November community council meeting, Deputy Inspector Thomas Pilkington, commanding officer of the 110th Precinct, said there were 267 known gang members in the area, but the number of gang-related incidents had been low for the year.The most recent gang-related murder in the 110th occurred April 22 at Martense Avenue and 104th Street, police said. Corona resident Andy Lopez, 23, allegedly a member of the gang La Familia, is accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old College Point resident David Doleo, a suspected Latin Kings member, police said.Reach reporter Jeremy Walsh by e-mail at jwalsh@timesledger.com or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 154.

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