Man arrested in 2013 LIC murder
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Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for the murder of an aspiring hip-hop artist last year in Long Island City. Francisco Leal, 27, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest on Feb. 2, 2013, at the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue near the Queensbridge Houses. In December, the NYPD released a photo […]

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Cops name suspect in fatal LIC shooting
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Police have identified a suspect in the murder of a Manhattan man in Long Island City earlier this year. Lawrence Scott, 28, is wanted for the homicide of Francisco Leal, who police found shot to death on Feb. 2 at 21st Street and 41st Avenue, cops said. Leal, 27, had a gunshot wound to his […]

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Long Island City murder leads to calls against gun violence
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The shooting of a 27-year-old aspiring hip-hop artist near the Queensbridge Houses is raising clamor among politicians and community activists fighting against gun violence. The victim, Francisco Leal, 27, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest around 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 at the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue. While the […]

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Suspect sought in Long Island City murder
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Authorities are looking for a suspect in the murder of a¬†Manhattan man who was shot and killed in Long Island City Saturday night, police said. Francisco Leal, 27, had a gunshot wound to his chest when cops found him on the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue around 10 p.m. He was taken to […]

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History's a hit with volleyball teen

Cynthia Leal's life changed the day she walked through the doors of the Academy of American Studies. From that point on, she hungered for American History and developed a thirst for the sport of volleyball. Neither subject nor sport interested her much prior to the fall of 2001. Leal was recently awarded the Gilder Lehrman […]

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