Police from the 104th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting at 79-45 Metropolitan Ave. just before 3:30 a.m. on July 23. Upon their arrival, officers found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the torso. A 21-year-old man involved in the incident was located at Brookdale Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm. No arrests have been made. It has been alleged that the episode was connected to a fight inside Taj Village Hookah Bar (which the bar denies) and Council Member Holden has asked that their liquor license be revoked. This follows the closure of an illegal gang-involved event space at 73rd Place and Metropolitan Ave during the pandemic. How did the Middle Village stretch of Metro suddenly become dirtbag central?