By Bill Parry
A 25-year-old East Elmhurst man was shot and killed in a backyard at 31-39 95th St. shortly before 10 p.m. Oct. 12 according to the NYPD.
Investigators said Karron Alston, a resident of 96th Street, was found unconscious and unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the head and upper torso.
Alston was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The NYPD was still investigating.
Meanwhile, Elmhurst United Civic Association is warning residents of two violent assaults in the neighborhood last week.
In the first incident Oct. 10 around 6:30 p.m., two black male teenagers in red hoodies and bandanas chased a young man and violently beat him at Queens Boulevard and 56th Avenue, according to the civic association.
Another young man was severely beaten and required an ambulance at Van Horn Street and 57th Avenue in the evening of Oct. 12, according to Elmhurst United.
The description of the perpetrators matches in both assaults. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparr