Rockaways man, 18, dies after being shot: Cops

ROCKAWAY BEACH — An 18-year-old Rockaway Beach man was fatally shot not far from his home early Friday morning, police said.

Taquan Harding, of Rockaway Boulevard and Beach 87th Street, was found by officers at 2:25 a.m. with a gunshot wound in his chest outside near the intersection of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 102nd Street, police said.

EMS workers took Harding to St. John’s Hospital in Rockaway, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Authorities said there have not been any arrests and the investigation was ongoing.