Queens Man Shot Dead While Sitting In Luxury Car

Sep 12, 2016 05:20 AM EDT | Irene Cabrera


A man was critically shot in the head as he was sitting in the driver's seat of a luxury sedan vehicle in Queens on Saturday evening.

The police department said that the shooting took place around 11 p.m., an hour before midnight, in the South Jamaica section of the borough at 124-08 153rd Street. It remains unclear as to whether or not a suspect has been determined, according to Pix 11.

Nearby neighbors contacted 911 and complained about hearing a vehicle loudly "revving" up its engine.

"At first I thought it was firecrackers," said one neighbor, who refused to give out her name. "It sounded like cherry bombs. It was the revving that made me think twice."

Other neighbors heard at least three more gunshots during the late night attack. "It's crazy," the neighbor added, according to the New York Daily News. "Somebody's child is not coming home tonight."

Officials revealed that the victim succumbed to his injuries and died before he could be taken to the hospital. His body was still inside the car, which had plush red padding, hours after the shooting took place. Cops were also at the scene picking up shell casings and looking for surveillance footages.

This isn't the only shooting-related incident that took place in Queens. Just last month, an imam and his assistant were shot dead in the head by a man who approached them from behind as they were walking along the streets in the borough.

Some mosque-goers believed that the deaths of Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55 and his assistant Thara Uddin, 64 was because the suspect hated Muslims. However, police found no evidence that showed that the killings were motivated by hate crime.

"He would not hurt a fly," Imam Akonjee's nephew Rahi Majid said, according to BBC News. "You would watch him come down the street and watch the peace he brings."

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