‘Heroic’ Off-Duty New York Corrections Officer Saves Crowd From Potential Mass-Shooting | Eastern North Carolina Now | New Yorkers hailed an off-duty corrections officer as a hero after he quickly drew his gun and shot several rounds at two men who also fired several rounds toward a crowd of people in Queens on Sunday night during an outdoor celebration.

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    New Yorkers hailed an off-duty corrections officer as a hero after he quickly drew his gun and shot several rounds at two men who also fired several rounds toward a crowd of people in Queens on Sunday night during an outdoor celebration.

    Yesterday evening, New York City Department of Corrections Officer David Donegan joined a crowd that gathered to observe an event remembering the passing of a friend. During the event, two individuals pulled out weapons and began firing rounds at the crowd, the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association said according to FOXNY5.

    "Thankfully, Officer Donegan, who was off duty at the time, immediately pulled out his weapon and engaged them, firing several shots," Benny Boscio, president of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, said.

    During the shootout Donegan took a bullet to the leg after shooting one of the suspects in the torso, who police described as a 23-year-old male.

    Local media reports all three involved in the incident were shot at the gathering. Only Donegan and the 23-year-old were later taken to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

    NBC New York reported the third victim allegedly took himself to the hospital.

    "While the police investigation remains ongoing, one thing is crystal clear, had our officer not exercised his training and made a split-second decision, this incident could have cost many innocent people their lives, including his own," Boscio said. "His actions were nothing short of heroic."

    New York City Mayor Eric Adams also praised Donegan for his actions on Sunday night.

    "He showed heroic actions tonight, and because of that I believe he saved the lives of other innocent people in this community," Adams said during a news conference late Sunday. "Taking proper action while off duty is one of the most difficult things to do."

    "He's a hero."

    Adams visited Donegan in the hospital after the incident.

    He asked the public to call 1-800-577-TIPS with any information that can help with the police investigation and bring the suspects to justice.

    "In the meantime, we are praying for the officer's speedy recovery," Boscio added.
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