The single-vehicle collision occurred on Sunday night, Nov. 20. Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision at 37th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard at 9:50 p.m., when they found a 25-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive inside a 2022 BMW that had flipped over.
EMS responded to the scene and rushed Tao Wu to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD.
A preliminary investigation determined that Wu was traveling westbound on 37th Avenue one block south of Northern Boulevard in Flushing when he struck a sidewalk at Parsons Boulevard, causing the BMW to roll over.
Further investigation found that Wu sustained a gunshot wound to his upper back prior to the collision, police said.
There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.