The Penn Station shooting in downtown New York occurred Monday morning November 9, 2015. The three men who knew each other had been receiving methadone treatment for their addiction from the nearby West Midtown Medical group organization for years. The three met for a casual meeting at McDonald’s, but after leaving, they were shot at outside by a gunman near the Pen Station Subway entrance.
J. David Goodman and Nate Scweber from NYtimes reported the following:
“The McDonald’s near Pennsylvania Station is a magnet for addicts, those undergoing methadone treatment around the corner and dealers looking for easy prey. It was there, at a table around 6 a.m. on Monday, that three men who found common bond in their addictions sat for coffee and spoke with another man, dressed in a sweatshirt. Minutes later, the fourth man opened fire on the group.
As they fled into an Eighth Avenue subway station and into the rush of commuter traffic, all three were struck. Angel Quiñones, a 43-year-old father who battled a long addiction to heroin, died at the scene. His two coffeemates were taken to Bellevue Hospital Center: William Lamboy, 45, shot in the neck and abdomen, and Eddie Torres, 48, shot in the leg.
The New York Police Department’s chief of detectives, Robert K. Boyce, said the motive in the shooting, which occurred a half-block from the local police precinct station house on 35th Street, was narcotics. The gunman fled with at least two other men in a dark-colored sedan, north along Eighth Avenue. No arrests had been made as of Monday evening.”
Fox News reported the following details:
“Grainy video reviewed by police showed the victims had a brief interaction with the suspected shooter, but cops said they don’t believe the parties knew each other. When the three men walked out of the McDonald’s, the male in the black hoodie allegedly followed and shot them with a 9-mm. pistol near the bottom of a stairway leading to a subway station…
…The law enforcement official identified the dead victim as Angel Quinones. He identified the man in critical condition as William Lamboy and the other the man as Eddy Torres.The official said all three victims had long records of mostly drug-related arrests.”
Downtown New York has seen less crime rates over the years, but instances like this are more likely to happen in these parts of New York, especially where drugs are involved.
Here is a youtube video from Complex describing the events of the Pen Station Shooting and showing some pictures of the crime scene.