Man found dead at Powell’s Cove Park: NYPD

Police from the 109th Precinct discovered an unidentified male body with a gunshot wound to the head at Powell’s Cove Park in College Point.
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By Carlotta Mohamed

COLLEGE POINT — A 25-year-old man was found with a single gunshot wound to the head in a College Point park last week, the NYPD said.

Police officers from the 109th precinct responded to a 911 call at 7:56 a.m. Aug. 2 inside Powell’s Cove Park, located at 133rd Place and 11th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered the man unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head, according to the NYPD.

EMS responded and pronounced the individual dead, police said.

According to police, a firearm was located and recovered near the man’s body, but they were unable to determine whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or if foul play was involved.

The man’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to officially determine the cause of death, police said.

The investigation was ongoing and identification of the dead man was pending.

— Carlotta Mohamed

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