High school reunion turns deadly in Queens; six people shot, one dead
BY Joe Jackson AND Barry Paddock
DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 10:41 AM
Crime scene officers document the scene of a homicide where six people were shot, one DOA at house party in Queens.
A high school reunion party in Queens turned into a bloodbath early Sunday morning, leaving six people shot, one fatally, police and witnesses said.
Hundreds of revelers showed up for the barbecue outside a private home on 145th Drive in Springfield Gardens, creating an impromptu block party. A group of men on motorcycles argued with another group of partygoers before gunfire erupted about 2 a.m., witnesses said.
A man in his 20s died lying on the sidewalk from a gunshot wound to his head. His name has not been released by police
Kendall Cheek, 22, of Elmont, L.I., a student at Nassau Community College who works in a nursing home, was shot in her shoulder and grazed in her face, relatives said.
"Kendall was standing next to the guy who got shot in the head and saw it happen," said Cheek's sister, Kelly Cheek, 24. "There was an angel there for my sister who gave her a second chance."
A 21-year-old woman was shot in both hands, a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg, a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 23-year-old man was shot in the back, police said. They were taken to area hospitals in stable condition.
No one was immediately arrested.