Published November 30, 2012
One man is dead and another is fighting for his life this morning after they were shot in a Staten Island apartment building for being too noisy, police sources said.
The victims, 20 and 21, were in a first floor apartment in a Bodine Street building drinking and being rowdy around 6 a.m. when the upstairs neighbor complained to her boyfriend, the source said.
The man decided to take matters into his own hands and marched downstairs to put an end to the ruckus, sources said.
The confrontation quickly turned violent and the man sunk a bullet into the 20-year-old’s back and then shot the 21-year-old in the stomach, police said.
Emergency workers rushed the 20-year-old victim to Richmond University Medical Center, but were unable to save him, cops said. The other victim was taken in a private car to the same hospital, where he is in critical condition, cops said.
The shooter fled from the building and is still at large, police said.