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Unconscious man is found engulfed in flames behind a building in Astoria

Posted at 10:57 AM, Aug 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-29 15:28:04-04

ASTORIA, Queens — An unconscious man was discovered engulfed in flames early Saturday morning behind a building in Queens, police say.

Police responded to a 911 call just before 7 a.m. when they discovered the unresponsive man in his 20’s or 30’s in Astoria.

Responding FDNY personnel were able to extinguish the flames. Authorities later discovered a gunshot wound on the left side of his body.

EMS personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Authorities were working Saturday to identify the victim.