Perp Wanted For Queensbridge Murder
The gunman who shot and killed a Manhattan man near the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City last Saturday night, Feb. 2, remains at large as of press time, law enforcement sources said.
Police released a security camera video of the gun-toting suspect who fired the bullet that took the life of 27-year-old Francisco Leal of West 63rd Street in Manhattan.
Reportedly, the shooting occurred at around 9:40 p.m. last Saturday at the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue.
Officers from the 114th Precinct responded to the location after receiving a 911 call regarding the shooting and found Leal with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Paramedics rushed the victim to Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens in Astoria, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Various police units canvassed the area for the suspect, but despite their efforts, no arrests were made, it was reported.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.
Anyone with any information regarding the murder of the gunman’s whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
All calls and messages will be kept confidential.