A 38-year-old man was gunned down in front of an apartment building at 151 Beach 26th St. in Far Rockaway early Saturday morning, according to the NYPD.
Officers from the 101st Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding the shooting at about 1:01 a.m. on Aug. 14. and found the victim unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his torso.
Based on a preliminary investigation, police determined that two unidentified men approached the victim at the location, pulled out firearms and opened fire. After shooting the man multiple times, they hopped into a nearby vehicle that fled the scene.
EMS units rushed the victim to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.
Sources familiar with the investigation said detectives are investigating a possible link between the shooting and gang activity, as the victim has prior arrests for charges including gang assault.