Thursday, July 7, 2011


The Old Gallery (interior photo here), a sports bar at 933 McDonald Avenue, between Avenue F and 18th Avenue, was the scene of a fight at 4:00 this morning that moved outdoors and turned into a shooting. Two off-duty police officers from the 70th Precinct appear to have been involved.

Newspapers report conflicting statements made by eyewitnesses, but "Law enforcement sources say the officer shot the victim in the back and the leg after the man pulled a gun on him and opened fire," according to the Daily News. The victim was taken to Maimonides Hospital, according to one newspaper, or to Lutheran Medical Center, according to another. Several people are in custody for questioning.