Jul. 23, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb
Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Middle Village that left one man dead and another man injured on Sunday.
Police from the 104th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting at 79-45 Metropolitan Ave. just before 3:30 a.m. on July 23. Upon their arrival, officers found a 19-year-old man with a a gunshot wound to the torso.
EMS arrived at the scene and transported him to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, where he was pronounced dead. His identity identity is being withheld pending family notification.
Additionally, police say a 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his arm and was transported, by private means, to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.
A police spokesperson could not say how the two victims were related or what the motive behind the shooting was. Additionally, the spokesperson could not say if there was a suspect or person of interest behind the shooting.
The investigation remains ongoing.