A 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the back Monday night in Jamaica, authorities announced.
According to police, a witness saw the man bleeding to death outside of his home and called 911. At approximately 9:37 p.m. officers from the 103rd Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting at 109-31 157 St., just blocks away from P.S. 48 William Wordsworth School and Neo-Elite Village Day School.
Upon arrival police found Naveed Hanif lying next to his basement steps with a gunshot wound to the back. Paramedics transported him to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to police, Hanif feared for his life prior to the shooting because he owned someone a debt relating to drugs.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.