3 shot dead in Queens Village, including off-duty corrections officer, police say

QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens (WABC) – Three people have been shot dead in Queens, including an off-duty corrections officer.

The off-duty corrections officer opened fire on a vehicle at Jamaica Avenue and 214th Place in Queens Village just after 8 p.m. Sunday.

The officer then fired, hitting the shooter three times. A second gunman then shot the off-duty correctional officer, hitting him once in the left leg.

The original shooter was taken to Jamaica Medical Center and the off-duty corrections officer was taken to North Shore University Hospital Manhasset. There are also no injuries considered life threatening.

A third man was reportedly killed in the exchange of gunfire.

The police check the scene for evidence.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the shooting.

This is breaking news, check back for updates.

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