Kew Gardens man gunned down near Jamaica park: NYPD

Homicide detectives are investigating a possible gang-related shooting in Jamaica that left a Kew Gardens man dead on Sunday. (File photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a Kew Gardens man on Sunday, Oct. 3, that appears to be gang-related, sources familiar with the investigation said.

Police from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man in front of 165-21 85th Ave. just before 7:30 a.m. and discovered an unconscious and unresponsive man on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to his torso and back, according to authorities.

A preliminary investigation found that Roberto Borrego, 30, of Lefferts Boulevard in Kew Gardens, was gunned down in front of a home on 85th Avenue off Chapin Parkway, across the street from Captain Tilly Park in Jamaica. EMS responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Sources familiar with the case indicated that detectives are examining whether Borrego was a gang member. So far, investigators have yet to determine a possible motive or a description of the shooter.

There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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