Man found shot, set on fire in Astoria

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Updated Sunday, Aug. 30, 10:28 a.m.

A man was found shot and engulfed in flames behind an Astoria building Saturday morning, according to officials.

The FDNY responded to a 911 call at 6:57 a.m. on 12th Street near 27th Avenue and found the victim, who has not been identified, engulfed in flames.

After extinguishing the fire, authorities found the man had also suffered from a gun injury on the left side of his chest, police said. EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

There are no suspects and police are still investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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