Man fatally shot in Queens

No arrests immediately made
January 16, 2008 3:37:58 PM PST
Police say a man was fatally shot by suspects who barged into his basement apartment in the Rosedale section of Queens this morning. Authorities say the 23-year-old victim was shot in the neck and head inside the basement of 258-27 147th Avenue just after 12:45 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they found drug paraphernalia inside the apartment, and investigators believe that may have been why the suspects pushed their way inside.

One neighbor tells Eyewitness news cars were frequently double-parked outside the house.

The owner of the home, who runs a transport company called Montego Van Service, subdivided the basement into three apartments.

No other basement tenants were injured.

No arrests were immediately made.