That Shooting of 3 Men at Falucka Hookah Bar on Bleecker Street

Posted on: June 22nd, 2018 at 5:04 am by

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.”

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