Saturday, January 30, 2010

Man Shot, Two Hurt in Wild Melee Outside Queens Club Chemistry Lounge by Kate Nocera - NY Daily News

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A wild melee near a Queens lounge early Friday left one man shot, two slashed and a fourth in custody, police said.

Police said the shooting victim was a 38-year-old bouncer who tried to break up a fight outside Chemistry Lounge, a nightclub on Liberty Ave. in Ozone Park.

Investigators said the gunman may have fired from a car and hit the bouncer by accident.

Manager Mike Singh said the victim did not work for the club and claimed the fight started in a nearby CVS parking lot and sent bystanders running to the club for safety.

Cops made one arrest - Alberto Cabrera, 18 - who was nabbed at a nearby train station after the 1:50 a.m. incident. None of the injuries was life-threatening.