June 14, 2016 Staff Report
A 29-year-old man has been arrested for fatally shooting another man while “play fighting” with a gun, according to police.
Christian Penaloza, 29, who lives on National Street, was arrested and is being charged with criminally negligent homicide. He had allegedly been “horsing around” with a gun, a police spokesperson said, and wound up shooting another man.
Officers responded to the scene at 45th Avenue and National Street on Sunday at 7:45 p.m., and found the man with a gunshot wound to his chest.
The victim was transported to Elmhurst General Hospital where he died due to his injuries on Monday, according to the NYPD.
Police are withholding the name of the deceased until his family is notified.