That Shooting of 3 Men at Falucka Hookah Bar on Bleecker Street
In case you missed the news, three men were shot at the Falucka hookah bar on Bleecker Street last Sunday morning.
According to a follow-up report in The Villager, a fight reportedly broke out inside the lounge – located a couple blocks from Washington Square Park – shortly before 4am. The altercation escalated into gunfire inside the premises, and the shooter fled in a black sedan. Police say he is a black man who was wearing a white t-shirt.
One of the victims, a 29-year-old man, was shot in the left calf; a 27-year-old man was capped in the groin; and a 33-year-old man was shot in the leg and back, police said. According to the report, the victims were identified as Romayen Simpson, Kunta Edwards, and Kurt Hyman.
Falucka is a hookah bar operated by the same team behind Le Souk (Marcus Andrews and Sam Jacob), that infamous Egyptian-themed lounge chased from the East Village in 2009 after terrorizing the neighborhood for years. They apparently host a free Thanksgiving dinner for the Greenwich Village community each year.
The State Liquor Authority reportedly pulled the liquor license from the wall; it’s now listed as “inactive.”