4 people fatally shot in Astoria, including a 5-year-old boy: police

Posted at 9:45 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 21:46:52-04

ASTORIA, Queens – Four people were fatally shot in Astoria Monday night including a child, police said.

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A man, two women and a 5-year-old boy were killed in a 30th Drive home near 23rd Street in Astoria just before 9 p.m., officials said. It is not yet clear if they are all members of the same family.

They all appear to have been killed by gunshot wounds.

Police were seen in body armor entering the building. They recovered a gun at the scene.

Officials did not immediately release the names of the victims.

"We don't want to leave any stone unturned," NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said.