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12 COURIER LIFE, MAY 7-13, 2021
The famed Peter Luger Steakhouse in Williamsburg. File photo by Julie Rosenberg
Two diners shot at famous
Peter Luger Steakhouse
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
Charges are pending against a
24-year-old man accused of shooting
two diners after getting into a beef inside
the iconic Peter Luger Steakhouse
on Thursday night.
Police said the rare disturbance
happened at about 9:46 pm on April
29 when the suspect, who dined at
the historic eatery at 178 Broadway
in Williamsburg, got into a dispute
with other guests. It’s not clear, at this
point, what caused the argument.
According to law enforcement
sources, the suspect then walked out
of the steakhouse, then turned around
outside the restaurant, pulled out a
handgun and began fi ring shots.
Authorities said he missed his apparent
targets, and instead struck two
people who were dining in the outdoor
One diner, a 30-year-old man, took
a bullet to his back, while a 57-year-old
man was struck in the stomach, police
Offi cers from the 90th Precinct and
EMS units responded to the scene.
Both victims were taken to Bellevue
Hospital for treatment of injuries not
Cops captured the suspect near the
location a short time later. They also
recovered a handgun believed to have
been used in the shooting.
The investigation remains ongoing,
Peter Luger Steakhouse opened at
the Broadway location in 1887 and has
become one of the most famous restaurants
in New York City, known for
serving top-quality aged steaks.
This story fi rst appeared on AMNY.
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