Man Found Bound and Shot in Queens Fire: Source

Monday, Feb 25, 2013  |  Updated 8:51 AM EDT
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Man Found Bound and Shot in Queens Fire: Source

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A 43-year-old man whose badly burned body was found after a fire in Queens had been shot in the head and had his legs bound, a law enforcement source said.

The fire broke out early Sunday morning on the second floor of a three-story home on 95th Avenue in Richmond Hill.

After firefighters extinguished the blaze, the man's severely burned body was found with a gunshot wound to the head and his legs tied with an electrical cord, the source said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have withheld the victim's identity, pending family notification.

No word yet on what caused the fire, though police have said it is considered suspicious. An investigation is ongoing.

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