Detectives in Queens are looking for the suspect who gunned down an alleged gang member on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the shooter blasted the 29-year-old man in the head at about 5:08 p.m. on June 2 near a home on 108th Street off Van Doren Street in Corona.
Officers from the 110th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the shooting, found the wounded victim unconscious and unresponsive on the sidewalk.
EMS rushed the victim to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police have withheld the man’s identity, pending family notification.
Sources familiar with the investigation said the victim was known to the NYPD as a member of the Trinitarios street gang. At this point, however, police have not yet established a motive as to why he was slain, or a description of the suspect who pulled the trigger.
So far, no arrests have been made in the case, police said.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a 26-year-old man clings to life after being shot in the neck in the Bronx early Thursday morning.
Police said the shooting happened at about 3 a.m. on June 3 at the corner of West 165th Street and Woodycrest Avenue in Highbridge.
Officers from the 44th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call, found the victim with a gunshot wound to his neck. EMS rushed him to Lincoln Hospital, where he’s now listed in critical condition.
Detectives have yet to establish a motive for the shooting, or a description of the suspect involved. No arrests have been made, law enforcement sources said.
Anyone with information regarding either shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.