Two gunmen trailed by moped-driving accomplices fired off 37 shots and wounded 10 people in Queens on Saturday night before fleeing on the vehicles, in a “coordinated attack,” according to police and a newly released video of the mass shooting.
The duo turned left on 37th Avenue in Corona and whipped out handguns from their waistbands, pointed their weapons at a crowd and began firing at the group in front of Mexican restaurant Dos Bros, a 38-second clip released by the NYPD Sunday morning shows.
After the barrage of bullets, the gunmen joined their apparent cohorts on the mopeds before they all fled together, the footage shows.
“It’s pretty disturbing,” Chief of Detectives James Essig said Sunday morning of the video of the attack at a press conference near the scene.
“Two guys just stick their arms out and walk down a very crowded street at 10:30 at night, where there’s parties going on, restaurants … crowded streets.”
The chief said the shooting just after 10:30 p.m. was a “coordinated attack.”
“After they fire at least 37 times that we know of, they calmly get on the back of the scooters and take off. Very brazen, to say the least,” Essig said.
“This was, as I can most accurately describe it, a brazen, coordinated attack.”
Among the 10 victims, seven were unintended targets and three “Trinitario gang members,” Essig said in reference to the Latino street gang.
“There was a party going on in a restaurant just a few stores away,” he noted.
Cops do not yet know the identities of the attackers and don’t believe the party inside the restaurant was related to the shooting.
“We just heard the shots and we just went down,” Maria Flores, a worker at a nearby deli, told The Post Sunday. “It was like fireworks. I thought it was fireworks at first.
“You feel shocked and scared when this happens right in front of the store,” she said. “Of course you get scared because people could come in.”
Ismael Chamoro, an 18-year-old student at John Jay College, said two of the bullets struck his parked clay-colored Nissan Murano — just minutes after he arrived for dinner at a local eatery with his parents.
“We could have got caught in the [gun]fire and probably got injured,” Chamoro said. “We need to figure out how to stop it. I’ve been here all my life. We have never had anything quite like this, anything close to this that was life-turning.”
Another witness, Christian Tenezaca, said he saw the gunmen run up to the scene “and just start shooting.
“I thought it was just an unusual day,” he said. “I know my area. I know it’s gang activity. It’s always hot around here so I figured something was going to happen.”
One shooter wore a black sweatshirt, black mask, gray pants and black sneakers while firing off multiple shots with a handgun, according to the footage and NYPD. The second sported a red sweatshirt, a mask, gray pants and black sneakers and also used a handgun to fire multiple shots, police said.
One of the getaway drivers wore a gray sweater with an American Eagle Logo and black pants. The other suspect wore a black sweatshirt, according to police and the video.
Cops said they found 37 shell casings and three deformed bullets at the scene.
Eight men and two women were shot, police said. All of the victims are expected to survive their injuries.
The mass shooting came on a bloody Saturday night into Sunday, when 18 people were wounded and three killed by gunfire in the five boroughs.
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