1 Dead, 3 Wounded In Two Separate Shootings In Queens

QUEENS, NY (CBS 2) —  A mother is dead and three others are wounded after two separate shootings in Queens.

Neighbors of 39-year-old victim Christina Coleman in Flushing are stunned by the senseless violence.

“Just so close to home and then she’s right here, parked in front of her door, never made it to her door and then got shot,” said neighbor Rose Miller. “It doesn’t make sense.”

Residents thought they were hearing 4th of July fireworks when the shooting happened around 5:45 Saturday evening. But the three pops were gunshots.
 
Coleman was shot in the head inside her car that was parked outside her home on Jewel Avenue in the Pomonok housing project.

“She’s a nice person, hard-working mother,” said Miller. “Goes to work, comes home. She’s a beautiful person.”

Police say Coleman’s 18-year-old son saw a group approaching his mom’s car and told her they had to leave. Before they could, gunshots rang out.

Police believe Coleman’s son knew the suspects. He was shot in the chest, but survived.

Those who live in the area say they feel increasingly unsafe as shootings become more commonplace.

“How do you not feel unsafe when everybody and anybody has a pistol,” said Kenneth, who declined to give his last name. “And they don’t think twice about using it and then we have to live with this on a daily basis.”

There was a second shooting earlier in the day on Parsons Boulevard. Two people were shot, one in the stomach and one in the back. Both survived.

Police say the shooting may be drug related. They don’t think it’s connected to the other deadly shooting.

“We just need to get the guns off the streets,” said Kenneth. “It’s out of control.”

Coleman’s son is in stable condition at a Queens hospital. Police have not made any arrests in the two shootings.

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  1. dee says:

    “white” americans always seem themselves as victims and exempt from crime. “Blacks” never pointed the finger when KKK or other white supermacist groups were killing off ethnic & their own kind for years. Still rings true today!

    Majority of Serial Killers have been white. Have we ever stopped to think maybe research should be given to the “white” population & their obsession with killing their own & others in large volumes? No! Because, the intelligent mind knows that this is not a race/cultural issue; it’s based off of ones own motives.

    Killing off a group of individuals based solely on race alone, would be idiotic. Anyone who can not make discernment without stereotyping an entire racial class, are idiots! You can’t educate a racist bigot!

    1. Blackkeepinitreal says:

      OHHHH THE MAJORITY OF SERIAL KILLERS ARE WHITE!!! OK!. KEEPS SPRAYING BULLETS EVERYWHERE BLACK KIDS, IT’S OK NOW!, SERIAL KILLERS ARE WHITE YALL WOHOOO! GOTTA KEEP IT REAL!

      AND THEY GOT THE KKK TOO, WOHOOO LETS KILL CRACKERS NOW. YEHAWWW.

      Shut up and get with the effin program. You ready to evolve yet?

      “CHANGE, YES WE CAN!” – Obama.

      Then prove it.

    2. TCAP says:

      Well said, Thanks!

  2. Idiot adults says:

    You idiots do know there are more than just “black” gangs?
    Serial killers are predominately caucasian. What does that mean we do with the “white” race?
    Hispanics/mexicans are huge in this crime spree, as well.

    Race control is not the issue. Bad people will continue to exist. It’s history, but idiots will never understand.

    White people did majority of the killing 40 years ago, blacks 10 and mexican/spanish presently.

    Your mothers should be ashamed.

    1. BlackCoutureisHOOD says:

      Responding with “white people did this 40 years ago” “hispanics have gangs too” blah blah, “we were slaves” yada yada, thats great. But it’s boring, lets deal with right now.

      NYC is evolving upwards. Blacks are the ball and chain. Face the facts.

  3. lydia says:

    What SOCIETY NEEDS TO DO IS MAKE BLACK PEOPLE REALIZE THE THUG/GANGSTER CULTURE/MENTALITY THEY CREATED, GLORIFIES THIS BEHAVIOR!!!.
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  4. Yea.man says:

    Education is Key, but I must say that the powers that be have managed to change the laws so that the stats cannot be made readily available. This in turn allows the weapons manufacturers to flood the markets with guns.. Yes there is a huge market for illegal guns and it’s being over fed. Hands guns for less than $100 and painballs that cost more than bullets is puely a fix. Many will die as there is no solution to this that will ever be used. Do your best to steer clear of the bad areas and people in those areas as the killings will not cease. Death is the latest agenda and no one is spared. The powers that be may very well be slapping themselves 5 for every death. It’s is afterall what they worship.

  5. TCAP says:

    I felt the need to post this for all of the intellectual posts left by the close-minded ignorant racist, blog detectives.
    The cognition of those to believe that Black people created this gangster culture is a fallacy. I can assure you that Gangs, Mafias, Clans, Organizations and Societies existed well before this problem. But of course the blame must go somewhere right? And so, here we have it!
    Gun control is one of the major issues. But as a head racist points out, “Hand out more guns to these people. Problem will resolve itself in a few years”. Limited or inadequate gun control will continue to ravish the lives of many black families. However, an ignorant mind doesn’t see that gun control in needed to keep US ALL SAFE!
    Someone is looking for any and all non-independently thinking people when they say “word on the street is coloreds are going to be ganging up on whites at the fireworks celebrations”. Black people are trying to structure their homes and their lives which does not entail ganging up on whites. Furthermore white people that have black friends, family, colleagues and constituents are smarter than that. I guess that puts u at a disadvantage, but I’m sure you’ll try again. You should use your recruiting skills for something productive.
    An intellectual biologist thinks it’s in the DNA, so do we also believe that certain races are predisposed to corporate espionage, ponzi schemes, serial killing, genocide and the killing their own parents and offspring?
    The police department and news reporters need us to do their jobs. Unfortunately, when you bite the very hand that feeds you, police officers will almost always lead with speculation and leave reporters with faulty information or nothing report.
    Not all incidents are drug related. We appreciate our news reporters and our police officers, however notably; they only report the story (a story that they 1. got from a so called informant of which those who talk most of the time know nothing at all or 2. By piecing events together
    Human’s mistakes occur more often than we would like to account for but not to worry, Technology will be the race equilibrium.
    I suggest that some of you deal with your entitlement disorder and spread some positivity instead of the poison that you contribute to the world………………………………

  6. Shining Example says:

    Post pictures of Charles F. Bolden, Jr. everywhere. He was appointed by Obama himself to be the new NASA Administrator. Thse kids should be looking up to Mr. Bolden, as a shining exemplar.

  7. M.A.D says:

    In comparison to other neighborhoods in NYC, this is a very nice neighborhood. If the issue was drugs related, no news there because that’s the issue all over. Drug habits are color blind and if anyone belives that it is not happening in their neighborhood, I have a bridge to sell to you. Legal or illegal, drugs have become an epidemic in this city. The questions is, how to fight it because it is out of control. Please remember, thugs or dealers only deal, its a business to them, its how they get thier green so its to their benefit to keep people hooked.

  8. nathan says:

    Nice work on these comments folks. CBS aren’t you proud of your readership on this site?

  9. LIBERAL ANTI - GUN LAWS says:

    When guns are OUTLAWed, only OUTLAWs will have guns.

    Plane and simple truth!

    1. REalisticOpinion says:

      NYC is an asylum. Imagine a NYC with guns? everyone will shoot everyone. Cause everyone here is a lunatic in one way or another, and has anger management issues.

  10. J says:

    We need the death penalty to be carried out not just on the books in Albany.

  11. DanTe says:

    Hand out more guns to these people. Problem will resolve itself in a few years.

  12. Glenn says:

    The son says oh Mom we have to leave, he knew what was going down because he probably was dealing drugs and the mother was oblivious to it. Ask yourself, if your child has no job where does he get his money from? Black people wake up and stop saying not my child.

  13. BlackCulture says:

    Don’t need to legalize drugs. Can’t GET EVERY GUN off the street.

    What SOCIETY NEEDS TO DO IS MAKE BLACK PEOPLE REALIZE THE THUG/GANGSTER CULTURE/MENTALITY THEY CREATED, GLORIFIES THIS BEHAVIOR!!!.

  14. RealisticView says:

    Most intelligent comment here.

    Don’t need to legalize drugs. Can’t GET EVERY GUN off the street.

    What SOCIETY NEEDS TO DO IS MAKE BLACK PEOPLE REALIZE THE THUG/GANGSTER CULTURE/MENTALITY THEY CREATED, GLORIFIES THIS BEHAVIOR!!!.

  15. cbs4game says:

    I believe all communists and Marxists be given safe haven at cbs4 in Miami.

  16. richard Allen says:

    DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS………….

    WHEN WILL WE GROW UP AND MAKE IT LEGAL TO POSSESS BUT ILLEGAL TO SELL?

    TAKE AWAY THE INCENTIVE TO MAKE A PROFIT

    AMERICA IS STUCK ON STUPID…..AND I’M NOT STUPID!

    1. Glenn says:

      I beg to disagree !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. seth says:

    some people cant help themselves it s just in their blood

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