NEWS RELEASE DETAILS

DATE/TIME: Sunday, August 6th, 2006 / 07:45 AM
SUBJECT:3 MEN INJURED IN DINER SHOOTING

Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred at about 5:40 this morning inside the Olympic Diner on Brandywine Avenue in which 3 men were shot.

Responding officers found one victim with a stomach wound inside the diner. He was treated at the scene and transported to Albany Medical Center. A second victim was located at Furman and Becker Streets and transported to Ellis Hospital with a gunshot wound to the ankle. A third victim was driven to St. Clare’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. None of the injuries is believed to be life threatening.

There were about two-dozen people inside the diner when a dark-skinned black male (no further description available at this time) reportedly fired several shots at 2 of the victims. He then fled the scene.

It is unknown at this time what precipitated the shooting or if the victims and the shooter knew each other.