Police close off streets near scene where 6 people were...

Police close off streets near scene where 6 people were shot, one fatally in front of a home at 182nd Street and 145h Drive in Springfield Gardens. Credit: Newsday/James Carbone

An Elmont woman was one of six people shot at a Springfield Gardens barbecue that turned deadly early Sunday morning, New York City police said.

A hail of bullets rang out sometime after 2 a.m. at a large party thrown at 182-06 145th Dr. in Springfield Gardens, police said. Dane Freeman, 20, of Cambria Heights, Queens, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at 3:52 a.m., police said.

Kendall Cheek, 22, of Elmont, was shot in the left shoulder and had a bullet graze her face, said Vince Flood, her aunt's husband who lives at the same address.

The Nassau Community College student who works in a nursing home was in stable condition Sunday at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, police said.

"She'll make a full recovery," Flood said, describing Cheek's injuries as "nonlife-threatening."

Cheek was among hundreds of people who turned out for the barbecue, police said. Flood said she was standing next to Freeman as a volley of gunshots were fired.

"It could have been so much worse," Flood said. "She didn't see who fired the shots, she just saw the flash of the gun."

Also injured was a 21-year-old woman shot in both of her hands; a 25-year-old man shot in the left leg, a 21-year-old man shot in the leg, and a 23-year-old man shot in the back.

No arrests had been made Sunday.

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