2018-03-28 / Front Page

Man Shot Dead Inside Jackson Heights Deli

By Liz Goff
Police are seeking help from the public to help identify and locate a gunman who opened fire inside a Roosevelt Avenue grocery store on March 22nd, killing a 31-year-old customer.

Cops said the triggerman walked into the Cinco de Mayo Food Market on 81st Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights at about 8:15 p.m. on March 22nd and shot the victim twice in the chest.

The gunman, who was dressed in blue jeans and a blue jacket, took off in an unknown direction immediately after the shooting, police said.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said it was unclear if the gunman targeted the victim. An investigation is ongoing, an NYPD spokesperson said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the CrimeStoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.


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