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Police are requesting the public’s assistance in finding a suspect wanted in connection to a shooting in Richmond Hill over the weekend.

At 2:38 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, cops responded to a 911 call about a man who had been shot at 118th Street and 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Officers from the 102nd Precinct found an unidentified male lying unconscious and unresponsive in front of a home on 118th Street between 101st and 103rd avenues. The man sustained a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity was withheld, pending family notification.

Law enforcement sources said that no arrests have been made and there is no known motive for the shooting. The investigation into the case is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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