Two men were killed in separate incidents sparked by arguments during a bloody weekend in Woodside.
Police from the 108th Precinct responded to a 911 call just after 1 a.m. Saturday outside the Queens Palace at 37-27 57th St. Officers discovered a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the left leg and back, and a 24-year-old man with blunt force trauma to the head. Both were transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where the 24-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the NYPD.
The dead man was identified as Eduardo Rojas of 61st Street in Brooklyn. The 25-year-old was in stable condition, police said.
Sergeant Osso of the 108th Precinct was supervising the investigation scene where over a dozen markers were placed over evidence in the street, later Saturday morning. ”Queens Palace is a small catering hall, actually more of a party space,” Osso said. “A fight broke out after midnight and there were shots fired and someone lost their life.”
Less than an hour earlier, their was a second deadly episode in Woodside when an argument over drugs escalated into violence, the NYPD said. Police responded to a call at the Woodside Houses, at 50-30 Broadway, just after 11 p.m. Friday and discovered one man shot and another stabbed. Both were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where the gunshot victim, Jose Feliciano, a 50-year-old resident from 50th Street and Broadway, was pronounced dead on arrival. Police arrested the man who was stabbed, James Sloane, 30, of 162nd Street was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, according to police.
Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-260-4538.
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