Security cameras show masked man seconds before he fatally shot man in Flushing

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Police have released surveillance video of the suspect involved in an early morning shooting early on Tuesday morning in Flushing that left a Long Island City man dead.

On Feb. 13, police released video of the suspect taken prior to the Feb. 12 incident in front of a metal works store in the area of 131st Street and Fowler Avenue.

The video shows the suspect walking on the street at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. He encounters the victim, who is approaching a van that has pulled up, the suspect appears to pull out a firearm and runs toward the victim.

The video cuts off before the trigger is pulled.

Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding the shooting and found 31-year-old Xin Gu with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body.

EMS responded to the scene and took Gu to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital where he was pronounced dead.


Police described the shooter as a man wearing a dark face mask and all dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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