Man whipped with belt, stabbed, and bouncer fired shot in the air in wild Queens bar brawl

A group of men unhappy about being denied entry to a Queens bar whipped a man with a belt and stabbed him in a caught-on-video attack, police said.

The early morning brawl unfolded outside El Pasillo, a bar on 103rd St. near 39th Ave. in North Corona April 17 — and a bouncer tried to disperse the bloodthirsty crowd by firing a gunshot into the air, police said.

According to police, around 3:45 am a group of men tried to get into the bar at closing time, and were turned away at the door. They started arguing with staff outside, and a 46-year-old bystander got involved and tried to intervene, police said.

The group then turned on the bystander and started beating him. Two of them kicked him, one hit him with a belt, and another stabbed him three times, police said.

Medics took the victim to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition, where his condition was later stabilized, police said.

Video released by the NYPD Thursday shows the disturbing attack.

The bouncer accused of firing the shot, Pedro Delacruz, 22, was arrested April 22 and charged with possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a loaded firearm. He was initially held on $250,000 bond or $25,000 cash bail, but was released without bail at his latest appearance in Queens Criminal Court on Wednesday.

Cops ask anyone with information about the attackers to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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