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- A bouncer was shot in the foot in a dispute with a man outside a Queens nightclub early Saturday, police say
- Officers responded and shot the suspect when he refused to drop his weapon, police said
- Both the bouncer and suspect were expected to survive. No police officers were hurt
Police opened fire outside a Queens nightclub early Saturday, striking a suspect who had shot a bouncer, the NYPD said.
Both the bouncer and the suspect were expected to survive, police said. No officers were hurt.
Police arrived at the RRR Bar and Lounge at 88th Street and Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park about 4 a.m. and found the bouncer and attacker fighting for control of a gun, the NYPD said.
Four plainclothes officers responded and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, police said. When he refused, one of the officers fired.
The 38-year-old suspect was shot in the torso and arm, police said. The 32-year-old bouncer had been shot in the left foot.
Both were taken to Jamaica hospital.
The suspect's 9 mm gun and a knife were recovered, police said.
The club is near the elevated 88th Street-Boyd Avenue subway stop for the A train.
The Ozone Park Block Association said in a statement that it wants the bar's liquor license revoked and the establishment shut down.