KEY POINTS

  • Two gunmen opened fire on a crowd right outside a Queens restaurant Saturday
  • Ten people, including three members of the Trinitarios gang, were injured
  • Police described the shooting as a "coordinated attack" and are now looking for the assailants

Police in New York City are on the lookout for at least four people involved in a mass shooting in Queens over the weekend that resulted in nearly a dozen people getting injured.

Two gunmen open fired into a crowd in 97-07 37th Avenue at approximately 10:40 p.m. Saturday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) said in a statement. The attackers were then picked up by two more men on scooters before the group fled from the scene.

At least 10 people — whose ages range from 19 to 72 — were injured in the shooting, CNN reported. They were treated in local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries, the NYPD said.

Footage of the incident released by the NYPD's Crime Stoppers division Sunday showed the two masked gunmen walking in the street before revealing their firearms and discharging the weapons at an off-screen target. The men had fired at a crowd that was in front of the Dos Bros Mexican restaurant, a report by the New York Post said.

Two more men who had been trailing the gunmen were then seen picking up the shooters before escaping.

"It's pretty disturbing," Chief of Detectives James Essig was quoted as saying in a Sunday morning press conference by the New York Post.

The gunmen had fired "at least 37" rounds in what Essig described as a "very brazen" attack.

"This was, as I can most accurately describe it, a brazen, coordinated attack," he said.

Three among the 10 victims had been members of the Trinitarios, a Hispanic street gang in the city, while the remaining seven were unintended targets, according to Essig. He noted that there was a party in a restaurant a few stores away from the shooting.

"There's just one common theme I want to get out there that's a recurring theme that keeps happening, and it has to stop throughout the city... That's gang members, that's guns - multiple guns on the scene - scooters being used, masks, and lastly unintended targets getting hit," Essig was quoted as saying by CNN.

Authorities do not know the identities of the attackers and do not believe the party inside the restaurant had anything to do with the shooting.

Police are urging people with any information on the attackers to contact authorities.

vlcsnap-2021-08-02-13h05m15s620 The gunmen are picked up by two men riding scooters before the group fled the scene. Photo: New York Police Department Crime Stoppers