Masked Gunman Ambushes Man Getting Into Car on Queens Street, Shoots and Kills Him: NYPD - NBC New York

Masked Gunman Ambushes Man Getting Into Car on Queens Street, Shoots and Kills Him: NYPD

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    Man Getting Into Back of SUV Executed by Masked Gunman: NYPD

    A man was gunned down while trying to get into a ride-share SUV in Queens and the execution was caught on video. Michael George reports. (Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019)

    What to Know

    • 31-year-old Xin Gu of Long Island City was gunned down and killed as he was leaving a karaoke bar in Queens on Tuesday, police say

    • Gu was about to get into an SUV that rolled up when a masked man in a hooded puffy coat ran up on him from behind and shot him in the head

    • Police say they don't believe it was an attempted robbery; they think Gu was targeted, but the motive remains unclear

    A man leaving a karaoke bar in Queens was brutally executed as he was about to get into the back of a car early Tuesday, and police are searching for his killer.

    Police said the victim, 31-year-old Xin Gu of Long Island City, had just walked out of a karaoke bar on Fowler Street in Flushing at around 2:30 a.m. He was about to get into the back of an SUV that rolled up when a masked man in a black hooded puffy coat ran up on him from behind and shot him in the head, surveillance video shows. 

    Gu was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Queens, where he was pronounced dead. 

    Police say they don't believe it was an attempted robbery; they think Gu was targeted, but the motive remains unclear. 

    Suspect Sought in Shooting Death on Queens Street

    [NY] Suspect Sought in Shooting Death on Queens Street
    Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting death of a 31-year-old man on Fowler Avenue in Flushing, Queens, at around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019)

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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