A dispute between two men at around 8 a.m. in Sunnyside led to a shooting and a manhunt before the suspect killed himself.
According to several reports, two Amtrak workers were arguing before one man was shot in the left leg inside his truck at Sunnyside Yards near 39th Street. He managed to drive out onto 39th Street and was eventually taken by ambulance to Elmhurst Hospital.
The suspect fled the scene in a black Cadillac Escalade and was later found by police parked in the parking lot of the Rite Aid near 51st Street and Roosevelt Avenue. He apparently shot himself in the driver’s seat.
The video below was taken by resident Cesar Villalobos Ochoa and shows the moment the SWAT team approached the suspect’s vehicle (around 18:30 into the video).
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney tweeted about the incident.
Sad to learn that this morning an Amtrak employee was shot in the leg at Sunnyside Yard in Queens. Wishing them a speedy recovery.
I am monitoring the case and hope the shooter is brought to justice as soon as possible. https://t.co/guCnkmwHst
— Carolyn B. Maloney (@RepMaloney) March 28, 2019
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more details.