At about 7:30 am I received a call from Captain Travaglia, 108th Precinct, who wanted to alert us about a shooting that occurred at approximately 4:18 am this morning in Cometland.
NY Knicks player Cleanthony Early left City Scapes Nightclub, 55-61 58th Street and was heading northbound on Maurice Avenue. Just before reaching Tyler Avenue his Uber car was stopped by 4-6 males in three separate vehicles who then proceeded to rob him of his jewelry, cell phone and US currency. He was shot one time above his right knee. The perpetrators fled in an unknown direction.
The Uber driver ran to DSNY to call 911 and Early ran down 64th Street with his girlfriend and was able to reach a house and call 911. Cleanthony Early was taken to the hospital and is not likely to die.
Captain Travaglia, 108th Precinct and Captain Mackie, 104th Precinct, are both on the scene. As many of you know, many of our incidents occur on our border and this is no different. City Scapes Nightclub is in the confines of the 108th Precinct and the shooting occurred on the 104th Precinct side of Maurice Avenue.
If anyone has any information, please call the 104th or 108th Precinct Squad.
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association