NEW YORK (AP) -- Officers shot three people who had just left a bachelor party outside a Queens strip club early Saturday morning, leaving the groom dead on the day of his wedding, according to reports from police and witnesses.
The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. near Club Kalua, said Officer Kathleen Price, a police department spokeswoman.
"All I know, they was celebrating," said Denise Ford, who said her son was one of the surviving shooting victims. She said the man who died was the groom. "The guy was getting married today."
The man who died was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, said Sgt. Mike Wysokowski, another police spokesman. The other two were taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital nearby, with one in critical condition and the other stable. They ranged in age from 23 to 31 years old.
"They weren't rowdy or nothing like that," said Roy Brown, 57, of Queens, who said he works as a photographer at the club.
Price said there were no reports that officers were wounded in the incident.
It was not clear what sparked the shooting. A message seeking comment was left at one phone listing for the club; another went unanswered.