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NYC Gun Violence: Mass Shooting On Corona Sidewalk Among More Than A Dozen Weekend Incidents

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The NYPD is still searching for four men after the "coordinated" mass shooting that wounded 10 people over the weekend in Queens.

CBS2 spoke with a woman who was home recovering Monday but said she is in pain.

"It's hard to describe, because to me, it's like a nightmare. It's very painful," the woman said.

The 38-year-old did not want to reveal her identity but shared the frightening moment she was shot in an exclusive interview with CBS2's Cory James.

"I was doing some walking and then I thought it was fireworks. Then I just felt something warm in my leg, and that's it. Then I just saw a lot of people running, and then I saw a lot of blood, a lot of people fell on the street," she said.

Surveillance footage shows two hooded and masked gunmen running down the sidewalk as they open fire Saturday at 37th Avenue and 98th Street in Corona. Two other suspects raced behind them on mopeds to help them escape.

"It keeps happening and it has to stop throughout the city," said NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essex. "That's gang members, that's guns -- multiple guns on the scene -- scooters being used, masks and lastly, unintended targets getting hit."

Of the 10 people shot, police said three were gang members and the other seven were innocent bystanders.

"That's what happens. They aim at one, and they shoot everyone else who's innocent just passing by," Queens resident Rubin Berrios said.

Residents said this is becoming an unacceptable norm in New York City.

"Guns all over the place, people getting shot it seems like each and every day," Berrios said.

"It is a fact. Gun violence crime is out of control in New York City," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a Monday press briefing.

There have already been 898 shootings citywide this year, compared to 771 last year.

The state is under a "disaster emergency" to address the violence. Mayor Bill de Blasio said it's also being tackled on the city level.

"We, every single day, are watching the facts and making adjustments," he said Monday. "NYPD precision policing, moving our assets around where they're needed most."

The NYPD has had a steady presence in Corona since the shooting, and the Guardian Angels also responded.

"Just making sure that the community feels a little bit safer," Guardian Angels member Benjamin Garcia said.

One restaurant worker spent the morning sweeping up glass after bullets shattered the door Saturday. CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis spoke with people walking by and asked what they think is the solution.

"Better relations between the police and the communities, because a lot of them don't trust police around here, so they're not going to talk to them if something happens anyway," said Donnie Sorzano. "They're honestly an essential part of making this city run better."

"If you get locked up and you're not released on bail, that's what you deserve," Berrios said.

Police said the 10 victims range in age from 19 to 72 years old. All of them are expected to recover.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

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