Update - March 27, 2014 - Emmanuel Barnett, 21, of Cambria Heights, the victim who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The identification and Medical Examiners investigation was completed on March 22, 2014.
Original Press Release - Garden City, NY - March 17th, 2014 - Homicide Squad detectives, Third Squad detectives and the Garden City Police Departments Investigations Unit are investigating an Assault that occurred on March 16, 2014 at 3:26 am in Garden City.
According to detectives, while inside Mint, a Restaurant & Lounge, located at 1 Ring Road, an altercation among patrons escalated and an unknown subject proceeded to fire gunshots into a crowd of people. As a result of the gunfire, two male victims, ages 21 and 23, suffered gunshot wounds, one with an injury to his head, the other with an injury to his leg.
Both victims were transported to a local hospital and were admitted for treatment of their injuries. The victim with the head wound is listed in critical condition and the victim with the leg wound is in stable condition.
There is no description of the subject being sought at this time and detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.