A trio of toughs opened fire on a Bay Ridge deli early Saturday morning in what police say may have been a gang-related attack.
Cops believe the shooter and two accomplices followed their target from outside a bar at the corner of 73rd Street and Third Avenue just before 4 am and opened fire, wounding their target and three bystanders, officials said.
A 44-year-old man sustained gunshot wounds to his chin, a 46-year-old took a bullet to the back, and a 33-year-old was shot in the ankle, law enforcement sources said. Emergency workers took them to Lutheran Medical Center in stable condition, according to police reports.
The store’s 28-year-old clerk was shot in the left arm and butt, and he brought himself to Lutheran Medical Center some time later, cops said. His injuries were not life-threatening, officials said.
Police have released photos of the suspects.
Local leaders say the bar has been a source of fights and noise in the past.
The community board and police met with its owners when an alcohol license was up for renewal with the state last year — police reminded them that they agreed to keep noise down and employ a security guard, according to district manager Josephine Beckmann.
Neighbors have since registered 21 complaints to 311 about loud noise at the bar, city data shows.
A woman who identified herself as the bar’s manager declined to comment and refused to give her name.
It has been a bloody year in 68th Precinct. In the summer, a man gunned down L&B Spumoni Gardens owner Louis Barbati in front of his Dyker Heights home. That suspect is still at large.
And last week, a woman was discovered with her face beaten in at Owl’s Head Park. There have been no arrests in that case either.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.