Man Shot Dead Inside Queens Liquor Store

The shooting appears targeted, authorities said

By Gus Rosendale
|  Monday, Apr 9, 2012  |  Updated 8:51 AM EDT
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Police look for the gunman responsible for fatal shooting inside an Astoria liquor store. Gus Rosendale reports.

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Police look for the gunman responsible for fatal shooting inside an Astoria liquor store. Gus Rosendale reports.

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A 37-year-old man was shot dead inside a Queens liquor store Saturday evening, police said.

It happened at around 7 p.m. at the shop near 34th Avenue and 24th Street in Astoria.

"We saw police bring a man out of the liquor store, and they gave him CPR and put him in the ambulance," said area resident Deborah McCready, who witnessed the aftermath. "They were working on him a few minutes, put him in the ambulance and drove off."

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown tells NBC New York the shooting does not appear random.

"The shooting was pre-arranged in one respect or another," he said. "Whoever did it came up and knew what he was doing."

A neighbor out walking her dog came upon the scene and said gun violence is out of character for the area.

"We do live in a nice neighborhood," she said. "It's quiet. Things happen anywhere you live."

The victim's identity has not been released. Police are investigating a motive and continuing to search for the suspect.

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