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Two dead in murder-suicide in Flushing: NYPD

By Alex Robinson

A 51-year-old man shot his girlfriend in downtown Flushing Monday afternoon before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Xie Bin, of Flushing, shot Ya Ling Meng, 46, in the head and then killed himself in front of a Chinese restaurant on 41st Avenue, near bustling Main Street in broad daylight, according to the NYPD.

Responding authorities arrived at the scene just after 5:30 p.m. and found the two lying on the sidewalk, police said.

Witnesses said the two had been engaged in a loud argument on the street before Bin took out the gun and shot his girlfriend.

Police said the investigation was ongoing.

Reach reporter Alex Robinson by e-mail at arobi‌nson@‌cnglo‌cal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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